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Downtown Food Truck Picnic - May 28, 2017

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Despite less the favourable forecasts in the days prior, the weatherman proved wrong as sunny skies shone down on the 2nd Annual BIG Downtown Food Truck Picnic in Exhibition Park on Sunday, May 28th. More than 4,000 smiling, hungry attendees came out in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, raising more than $7,000 in support of 700 local youth.

Nine food trucks were busy throughout the day, serving up some of the region's finest mobile cuisine, with supporters washing down their lunch and dinner in the Sleeman Beer Garden. While line ups are unavoidable in a large community event like this, everyone seemed much better prepared for the droves of crowds, an improvement over 2016's inaugural fundraiser.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph would especially like to thank this event's co-presenter, Sweet Temptations Cupcakery and owner Jakki Prince. The partnership between BBBSG and Sweet Temptations has grown rapidly over the past two years to the point where this successful event is now a ceremonial kickoff to the summer season and a sign of the increasing presence of local food trucks in the warmer months.

We would also like to thank our other event partners and sponsors: Mango Chutney, Cafe du Monde, Dobro Jesti, Streetfood Guelph, Schmuck Truck, Fo' Cheezy, Breakfast Blues & BBQs, El Luchador, Laza Catering, GoodLife Fitness, Cleo the Clown & Her Painting Pals, Sleeman Breweries Ltd, Guelph Tent & Event Rentals, the City of Guelph, Prince Adventures, Pennine Security Solutions, and all the volunteers who helped throughout the day. Save the date in your calendars for next year's event on Sunday, May 27th in Exhibition Park

If you are interested in being a part of next year's event or joining its planning committee, please contact michael.treadgold@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca. Thank you for your support!

All photo credits below: Tony Saxon/GuelphToday.com

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