It’s the unofficial kickoff event to the Society of Organized Services’ Christmas is for Kids campaign.
More than 30 horses and riders were in Parksville’s downtown streets Sunday, Nov. 20 for the Silver Spurs riding club’s 14th annual Toy Ride for the SOS.
Toys were collected by the participants, as well as people along the route. SOS executive director Renate Sutherland thanked the club for its efforts each year to help launch their campaign.
“Your gifts go towards a very deserving child or family,” she said,
The gifts raise go to the shelves of the SOS’ toy shop — where families in need can pick presents for their children or grandchildren.
For information, call the SOS at 250-248-2093.