Friday, September 29, 2017

Harley Riders take to streets Saturday in support of Salvation Army's Toy Run

You'll hear them long before you see them! Saturday brings the annual Harley Rider's Toy Run to the streets of Prince Rupert, with an afternoon poker run part of the festivities for the day that traditionally brings a large volume of toys and cash for the Christmas plans of the Salvation Army.

The tour leaves the downtown area from the Prince Rupert Salvation Army on Grenville Court at 1PM taking riders across the city to Mariner's Park, Seal Cove and Port Edward before arriving back in the downtown core and a dinner at the Oceanview Hotel.

It's a $20 dollar hand for those participating in the ride through the city, riders have a chance to share in half the buy in, with the remainder donated to the Salvation Army.

Saturday evening brings the annual dance taking place this year at Chances Convention Centre on First Avenue West. The evening celebration starts at 8PM and will include a number of draws for prizes provided by local businesses and residents.

Tickets for the Dance can be purchased at the Salvation Army until Saturday and then will be available at the door, are Fifteen dollars plus the donation of a toy or non-perishable item.

Those looking to show their support for the ride can do so in stylish fashion, commemorative shirts for the 2017 ride are available for purchase and can be found at Stuck on Designs. You can also pick some up during the Saturday night dance at Chances.

Organizer Chris Rose, who dedicates much of his time to the cause year after year, is hopeful for another large turnout for this year, the 36th year of the run. 

Last year the ride featured 100 riders and collected over 8,000 dollars and countless toys for the Salvation Army.

More notes related to Community events on the North Coast can be found here.

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