Gamers Fun Truck Relaunch

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Get an electronic gift card for $50 to use toward a video game party booking.
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Gamers Fun Truck Party - 2 Hours

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Book one Gamers Fun Truck 2 hour party by contacting us at party@gamersfuntruck.com. Dates and times based on availability. Up to 16 players, truck and trailer parked at your location, 8 screens, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 VR. Visit www.gamersfuntruck.com for more party details.
Book one Gamers Fun Truck 2 hour party by contacting us at party@gamersfuntruck.com. Dates and times based on availability. Up to 16 players, truck and trailer parked at your location, 8 screens, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 VR. Visit www.gamersfuntruck.com for more party details.
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Gamers Fun Truck Event - 1 Hour

Gamers Fun Truck Event - 1 Hour

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Book a Gamers Fun Truck mini-event for one hour by contacting party@gamersfuntruck.com. Dates and times based on availability, truck and trailer parked at your location, 8 screens, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 VR. Visit www.gamersfuntruck.com for more party details.
Book a Gamers Fun Truck mini-event for one hour by contacting party@gamersfuntruck.com. Dates and times based on availability, truck and trailer parked at your location, 8 screens, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 VR. Visit www.gamersfuntruck.com for more party details.
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Campaign Description

The Covid-19 Pandemic and the resulting regulations resulted in all booking being cancelled for us, for at least 3 months, likely longer. It is understandable, as families are not comfortable having groups of children together at this time. It breaks our hearts that kids won't get to celebrate their birthdays with their friends. Making kids happy on their birthdays is the reason we do what we do. We are hoping to survive the storm, and when its over, relaunch Gamers Fun Truck, bringing even better parties and more happiness to our customers, who have been waiting a long time to celebrate with us. In the meantime, we have been finding ways to support other small businesses and non-profit organizations. We are planning a relaunch promotion campaign to help keep Gamers Fun Truck top of mind for party booking, and to continue to position Gamers Fun Truck as the best video game truck option in Calgary. We will upgrade equipment, add more branding to trailer, purchase promotional items for giveaways, run a contest and hold a relaunch public event, with proceeds going to support Alberta Children's Hospital and the Happy Birthday Project.

The Gamers Fun Truck Family

We are the Gamers Fun Truck Family! Gamers Fun Truck was created by us (Paul and Shawna Toth), in 2014, with lots of consultation from our resident video game experts...our three boys! While looking online for birthday party ideas for our sons, we came across the mobile video game truck idea in other cities in the US and Eastern Canada, and we thought "Why aren't there any of these here?" Next thing you know, we were building Calgary's first video game truck! We are excited be be involved in the interactive gaming community and seek to bring gaming fun to everyone! 

Along with our expert Game Masters, we bring the Gamers Fun Truck video gaming experience to neighborhoods across Calgary.

Before Covid-19, we had 6-12 parties booked each weekend. We employed 2 (adult) drivers and 6 party assistants, aged 14-19 years. We consistantly received great reviews for our service. On March 16, 2020 all of that came to a crashing hault. Every booking we had for the rest of March, April and May have now been cancelled. Some customers asked for refunds, while others plan to reschedule once it is possible to do so. Suddenly, we had no revenue, and all of our employees were out of work. May and June are usually our busiest months of the year. We count on those months to get us through the slower summer months when peole are away and not having birthday parties. This year, we will have a difficult time surving the loss of revenue caused by Covid-19.

Gamers Fun Truck was created and continues to be operated by our family. Our teenage boys are a valuable source of video game knowledge. They usually work as party assitants, but now they are helping to upgrade the trailer, keep game systems updated, and make plans for relaunch. 

Since pivoting a gaming trailer to online offerings was next to impossible, we decided to do what we could to support others. We are posting on our blog and social media about other small, local businesses we love, and fundraising events that support our favourite non-profits. We have also posted tips on making a isolation birthday special, and getting party supplies during isolation. It just seemed like, if we could do nothing else, at least we could help other small businesses going through the same thing as us. 

We can't wait to get back to what we really love to do, make kids parties fun!

Management Team

Shawna Toth

Shawna Toth

Owner

There is clearly a theme here. Video production centered around events benefiting children and young adults. Entertainment for children's parties and events, as well as team building for young employees. Music education designed specifically to help children and young adults learn fast and have fun playing. Serving this demographic and their parents is where my passion lies. I used to scoff at those entrepreneurs who would stand up at a networking event and list off the 3 or 4 different business they were running. Spread too thin, I would think. But now I am one of them! And I'm happy about that. My husband and I are business partners in all of this, so we each work to our strengths, and differ to the other's strengths. We are not afraid to start a business, and we are not afraid to shut it down if it doesn't work out. Learn from it and move on.
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Paul Toth

Paul Toth

Owner

A musician, a photographer, a video editor and an entrepreneur at heart in everything he does. If someone says "Why isn't there a company that does ______?" Paul starts doing the research to see if it's a sustainable idea. He keeps the technology up to date, and keeps the trailer operating at it's best to make every party a great experience.
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May 9, 2020

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Rebrand-New Logo

June 2016 - Gamers Fun Truck hires graphioc designer to create new logo, easier to print, cleaner

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May 9, 2020

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Opened for Business

December 2014 Gamers FUn Truck began entertaining at parties and events.

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Apr 30, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

How do we book our Gamers Fun Truck event?

Contact us at party@gamersfuntruck.com or go to our website to browse our online booking calendar. www.gamersfuntruck.com

How much room does the Gamers Fun Truck need to park?

The truck and trailer are about 40 feet in length, and ideally 3-4 car lengths would be available for parking.

What do you do to keep guests safe?

Our crew uses disinfectant wipes and spray to clean all controllers, benches and other surfaces after each party. Hand sanitizer is available in the truck. We recommend guests wash their hands before and after playing in the truck. ​The trailer is stabilized in front and back for each party. It is equipped with a fire extinguisher and emergency exit door.
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