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Annual used bike sale fundraiser Sept 6

Released by D. Biggin, CRJYA/Voice file photo

 

aturday, September 6th, 2014 will be the day Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association will be hosting their annual “Used Bike Sale” at Bernard Elementary School.

 

Each year we receive recovered bikes donated by the City of Chilliwack as well as the communities of Agassiz and Hope.  Up to 100 bikes will be available for sale; some may be high end, others need a little TLC and will be auctioned off at 10am sharp.   Bikes are sold to the highest bidder and we only accept cash.

 

Peter Devette, Restorative Justice executive board member & sale coordinator commented, “The money raised from the bikes plays a very important part in subsidizing this tremendous program and it takes the community coming out to make this a great sale”.

 

Executive Director Kathy Funk added “we plan to make this a bigger event by adding a carwash by donation for those who want to contribute to our program”.

 

Restorative Justice supports the RCMP, School District and Loss Prevention services in this community as well as Agassiz, Harrison & Hope.  This program allows first time offenders an opportunity to repair the damage done by an offense.

 

Viewing of the bikes begins at 9am and the auction begins at 10am sharp and will run until 11:00 am. The carwash begins at 9am and runs until noon.  

 

By supporting this event, it is a Win/Win for both Restorative Justice and for those looking for a good deal on a bike. Come out and support this great organization and ride away on your gently used bike. 

 

 

About the Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association

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 3,000 individuals and have recovered over $110,000.00 in restitution.

 

For more information, visit www.restoringjustice.ca

 

 

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