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Port Alberni’s 37th annual Toy Run draws 412 riders

Community members and visitors make donations

More than 400 motorcycles cruised through Port Alberni for the 37th annual Toy Run last weekend.

After a break last year due to COVID-19, the full Port Alberni Toy Run event returned on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19.

Last year’s Toy Run was a “drive-by” event with none of the extra activities like games, a show ‘n shine or a dance. However, all of the regular activities were able to return for 2021. According to Toy Run organizers, 412 bikes made the ride from Little Qualicum Falls into Port Alberni on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The Langley HOG (Harley Owners Group) made the trip from the Lower Mainland and delivered a cheque for more than $4,300 for the Toy Run.

Local residents Kelly and Michelle Butt also donated $4,000 in memory of their son Daniel. More than 160 friends and family contributed to fundraisers for the family.

Funds and toys from the Toy Run will be going towards local charities and family events.

Elena Rardon

About the Author: Elena Rardon

I have worked with the Alberni Valley News since 2016.
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