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Silver Spur ride set to collect toys for Society of Organized Services

Event to take place in Parksville Nov. 25
Members of the Silver Spur Riding Club take part in the Silver Spur Toy Ride, benefitting the SOS Christmas program, last year. The event takes place Nov. 26 this year. (Submitted photo)

The Silver Spur Toy Ride will again be galloping along the streets of Parksville on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Members of the Silver Spur Riding Club dress their horses in Christmas attire and parade down the streets of Parksville, collecting donations for the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Christmas program.

This event has been running for many years and besides being a unique spectacle for residents to take in, it brings in a host of gifts for families in need in the area.

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This year the riders will go from Ballenas Secondary to several care homes, and then to SOS Thrift Shop at approximately 2 p.m.

Here is the approximate schedule of stops of the toy ride:

• 12.30 p.m. Depart Ballenas

• 12.50 p.m. Arrowsmith Lodge

• 1.05 p.m. Depart Arrowsmith Lodge

• 1.25 p.m. Arrive Stanford Lodges

• 1.40 p.m. Depart Stanford

• 1.50 p.m. Arrive SOS

• 2.10 p.m. Depart SOS

• 2.30 p.m. Arrive Ballenas.

— NEWS Staff