Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Recycle a Bicycle
CRJYAA Bike auction more than a sale May 14
Debbie Biggin, Chilliwack Restorative Justice Youth Advocacy Association/Voice file photo
Bicycle auction in September 2014. Voice file photo.
hilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association will be hosting their Spring Bike Auction at Bernard Elementary School on Saturday May 14, 2016.
Up to 100 recovered bikes have been donated to the organization by the City of Chilliwack. We will have a wide variety of bikes available; some are high end and in good shape while others need a little TLC. The bike preview begins at 9am with the auction at 10am. We are now able to accept credit card transactions as well as cash.
Program Director Leanna Kemp commented “It is great to see so many people from the community come out and support our bike auction”. For those not looking for a bike, the organization asks that you support the fundraiser by bringing your refundable beverage containers down for our Bottle Drive or purchase an original piece of art from our Art Wall. All artwork was produced by local art students and can be purchased by making a donation in support of our program.
Proceeds from the auction will support all programs offered by Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association. The organization recently launched two new prevention programs in partnership with School District 33 and all funds received will help grow and develop these programs. The new programs are R.E.A.C.H. - an alternative to suspension and Talking Circles - dialogue and activities around underlying issues relating to crime and conflict.
We are a volunteer based non-profit organization aimed at fostering a safe and caring community. The mandate of the organization is to bring youth offenders and victims together in order to discuss criminal incidents and to find ways to repair the harm caused. Since our inception, in 1998, we have provided restorative services to over 4,500 individuals and have recovered over $117,000.00 in restitution.
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