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Bid farewell to 2020 in New West with food truck fare

COVID-compliant food truck event on Dec. 31
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A drive-through food truck event, similar to those held at the Braid Street SkyTrain station earlier this year, has been modified to comply with current COVID-19 restrictions. It's being held on Dec. 31.

You may not be able to whoop it up on New Year’s Eve, but you will be able to feast on food truck fare.

A Shine Bright food truck drive-thru event is taking place on Thursday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Canada Games Pool parking lot at 65 East Sixth Ave. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Westminster Firefighters’ Charitable Society, which supports a variety of local charities.

The event is being organized by Savi Integrated Marketing and supported by the Sapperton Business Association. It follows a series of food truck events that were held at the Braid Street SkyTrain station in the summer and fall, which donated a portion of their proceeds to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

“This will provide our city with something safe to do for New Year’s Eve and raise some money for a charity that has been hard hit by the effects of the pandemic,” said Guy Ciprian of Savi Integrated Marketing.

Tin Lizzy – MTGC, REEL Mac and Cheese, G’s Donairs, Juicy Green Express and B & B Burgers are on the Dec. 31 lineup. A list of their menus is posted at

In order to comply with the current provincial health order, organizers have had to make some adjustments to their previous drive-thru food truck events. That means a walk-up service is no longer available.
“This New Year’s Eve enjoy the experience to shop multiple food trucks, all positioned in a row, with a single payment at the end,” said a notice about the event. “Our proven system helps to protect the safety of the public, the businesses and our staff. It is intended to ensure that there is a safe transaction, that there are no mass gatherings and for the ability to contact trace if necessary.”

Customers will be able to use debit or credit (no cash) to pay for their food and to make donations to the charitable society.