Toy Run numbers up

Motorcyclists gather at Cameron Lake for annual charity event

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

 

 

Just Posted

Firefighters battle reported bush blaze in Coombs

Multiple departments from Parksville Qualicum Beach area on-scene

Man dead after reported early-morning hit-and-run incident in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Retired Nanoose Bay teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

Island murder victim’s mom expresses outrage over mental fitness decision of the accused

Smith vows to keep fighting until justice served for Descoteau

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Most Read