The roar of motorcycle engines shattered the calm of Cameron Lake Saturday as the 27th annual Port Alberni Toy Run blasted off to raise money and collect toys for needy children.
In all, more than 850 motorcycles of every make and model revved up their engines and then headed for Cathedral Grove and beyond, dropping off more than $25,000 worth of toys at the Salvation Army in Port Alberni.
The run also collected a whopping $53,605 in cash for local charities and family programs in the Alberni Valley.
“The money will go towards our continued funding of school lunch and breakfast programs, the many parks and recreation programs we have funded for the past decade, and as many other local children’s charities as we can accommodate, said Toy Run organizer Lloyd Herzog.
— News staff