Edmonton’s Earth Angels Fed Over 50 of Our City’s Less-Fortunate During Free “Picnic in The Park” Event on Saturday

The Earth Angels did it again on September 17th, providing food and other goods to Edmonton’s less-fortunate population.

EDMONTON — Every couple of months during the spring and summer seasons,  Edmonton’s very own “Earth Angels” — a group of wonderful Edmontonians who make it their goal to help the city’s struggling population — hold a free event in Edmonton’s beautiful Dawson Park (located at 10298 89 Street), providing free food, drinks and other goodies to the less-fortunate.

The wonderful founders of the group — Jessie & Darrel Olson — started the group over a year ago, and this past Saturday’s event was their fourth event yet, with many more to come.

Earth Angels, Founders
Earth Angels, Founders

I was fortunate enough to be able to personally attend the event to help out with setting up, picking up and dropping off the less-fortunate, getting to know our neighbours, and take down at roughly 5:00 PM. The event itself started at 3:00 PM, and was supposed to go until 6:00 PM, however due to such success, we ended up running out of food, and left shortly after 5:00 PM.

There were over 60 hand-formed hamburgers, tons of hot dogs, a large quantity of salad options, loads of delicious pulled pork, ample amounts of cookies, 60 pop and tons bottled water up for grabs. We ran out of everything!

Jessie & Darrel spent countless hours cooking up delicious home-cooked meals consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork, while others pitched in with other foods and drinks such as salads and soda, along with other goodies such as clothing and monetary donations to help with the cost of purchased foods.

We thank each and every volunteer that helped us with this event. It couldn’t have gone any better than it did, and we’re all looking forward to the next event; sometime in the first quarter of 2017 (unless we’re able to find an indoor venue that will allow us to hold one of these events in the winter months.)


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If you have a bit of time to spare, check out the Edmonton Talks News article about the Picnic in the Park event held in mid-July!


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.


  • Ray Hawley
    September 19, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    As we have attended all of these earth angels events, this one was by far the most interesting with lots of people !!!!!!!!!!!!! I was able to get my hands on the flippers and help flip burgers !!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome time, as my wife Terri Eppen-Hawley was there as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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