What the Truck?! kicks off May 14, 2017

Winter hasn’t quite given up yet here in Edmonton, but hopefully it won’t be long until the trees are green, the sun is shining, and food trucks are once again a regular sight around the city! To help kick things off, we’re excited to share the details for our first What the Truck?! event of 2017:

WHAT: What the Truck?! 2017 Season Kickoff
WHEN: Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 12pm to 7pm
WHERE: Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands (free parking!)
RSVP: On Facebook

Yes, that is Mother’s Day, so bring your Mom and enjoy some tasty food trucks! If this is your first time attending one of our events, be sure to read our tips & tricks.

We’re not quite ready to announce the lineup just yet, but there will be no shortage of options. Stay tuned to our website for the list of trucks, menus, and more in the coming days.

What the Truck?! at Northlands

It has been amazing for me personally to see the food truck scene in Edmonton grow since we held our first event way back in June 2011. Last year we worked with nearly 100 different food trucks, which is even more incredible when you consider that a number of them have closed or transitioned into brick-and-mortar restaurants over the last few years. If you’re starting a food truck and want to get involved, you can join What the Truck?! here. One of the ways we help food trucks is by connecting them with hundreds of event opportunities every year using our Book the Trucks form.

This year we’ve decided to run a few less of our own events and will instead focus primarily on promoting the trucks and other events. We are getting ready to share more on that soon.

Keep up-to-date on food trucks in Edmonton by following What the Truck?! on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And to see where the trucks are, be sure to download the Street Food App.

See you on May 14 at Northlands!

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #249

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Rebates for home improvement announced, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

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You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for April 23, 2017

Winter is back, but at least the Oilers are in to the second round! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Cranes, Edmonton, Alberta
Cranes, photo by Jeff Wallace

Upcoming Events

Ford Hall at Rogers Place
Let’s go Oilers! Round 2 here we come!

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #248

Hope you had a wonderful long weekend! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Hunter inside Ford Hall

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • What happens when Postmedia finally dies? Paul Adams writes, “it is time to recognize that the federal government will be dragged into this next media crisis – whether it likes it or not.”
  • Margaret Sullivan notes that accountability journalism done by local newspapers is quickly disappearing and says efforts to find solutions “need to ramp up, with an even greater sense of urgency.”
  • Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory has shared his memo to staff about the newspaper’s reorganization. “Really, the point is that we need to constantly change, because the industry, and the habits and desires of our readers, are constantly changing,” he wrote. “There’s no hubris here, just a desire to achieve great journalism and the financial stability that will support it.”
  • This NYTimes story on London after “Brexit” is not only a great story, it’s beautifully presented.
  • The CRTC has directed all wireless service providers to implement a wireless public alerting system on their LTE networks by April 2018. “Once alerts are distributed to mobile devices, Canadians will hear the same alert tone as they currently do while listening to the radio or watching television. Alerts on mobile devices will also trigger a unique vibration cadence when an alert is issued, and will contain a bilingual banner.”

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #247

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Successful school nutrition program going provincewide, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for April 9, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Ice District, Edmonton
Ice District, Edmonton, photo by Jeff Wallace

Upcoming Events

A moving and thoughtful ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge
Vimy 100 event in Churchill Square, photo by Dean Smith

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #246

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Edmonton Journal’s “Built on trust.” ad campaign

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for April 2, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton Skyline

Upcoming Events

Edmonton, Alberta
Photo by Jeff Wallace

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #245

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Bridget Ryan doing her thing at Western Canada Fashion Week, photo by Lindsay Thompson Photography

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for March 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium, Edmonton, Alberta
Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium, photo by Jeff Wallace

Upcoming Events

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Western Canada Fashion Week, photo by WCFW