The annual Silver Spur Toy Ride is set for this Sunday in Parksville. Above is a photo from last year’s event.

Silver Spur Toy Ride this Sunday in Parksville

People are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toys to put in their wagons or saddlebags along the way to help fill the SOS Toy Shop

It’s not very often that you see horses along the streets of Parksville, but this Sunday spectators can watch horses and their riders during the Silver Spur Toy Ride.

Silver Spur Riding Club members will leave on their horses from Ballenas Secondary School on Nov. 20 at about 12:10 p.m. and will arrive at the Society of Organized Services (SOS) around 12:30 p.m. or just before.

People are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toys to put in their wagons or saddlebags along the way to help fill the SOS Toy Shop.

Toy ride co-ordinator Carol Wolver said the Silver Spur Riding Club has been doing the toy ride for more than 20 years.

This year, she said, there will be between 30 and 40 riders. Riding club members will come together, adorn themselves and their horses in festive attire and collect toys for the SOS Caring For Kids at Christmas program.

Wolver said that along the parade route there are usually a couple hundred people watching. She also said the best place to watch is along Morison Avenue.

“Along the route, people come out and watch and run over to the wagon and drop off an unwrapped gift,” Wolver said.

Thrifty Foods will provide a lunch at the SOS, and then the riders will continue on to Stanford Place to spread more Christmas cheer.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Painting collage brightens space at Parksville’s MAC

Donna Matilla and Tony Martin fill the room with vibrant colours in new exhibit

Parksville Qualicum Beach legions set to launch Poppy Campaign

Annual fundraiser to run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11

Bear sightings up significantly in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fruit trees number one food attractant, says conservation officer

Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Thieves pilfer laptops, tools, big-screen TV, cash and more

Oceanside RCMP received 256 complaints between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5.

Qualicum Bay writer Linda Tenney dies after battle with cancer

Celebration of life set for Nov. 2 at Lighthouse Community Centre

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for western Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. woman must pay $1,000 after unleashed dog bites another

Owner should never have left Bibi unattended, tribunal member wrote

Most Read