Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Revving it up for Christmas
Fraser Valley Toy Run October 19th
Submitted by Suzanne Williams, FVTR/Voice file photo
Riders leave on the 27th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run at Sears Cottonwood Mall lot.
he 28th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run is an annual one day gathering of motorcyclists who assemble and ride in mass (sometimes exceeding 1000 motorcycles) for the purpose of donating new toys or money for Christmas distribution to client families of several Community Services agencies in the central and upper Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Agassiz and Hope.
‘Our goal is to ensure that the kids of the local Community Services client families have a better Christmas than they might otherwise” Fraser Valley Motorcyclists for Fraser Valley Kids.
This year it’s scheduled for Sunday morning October 19th; there will be two assembly points for participating motorcyclists, one in Mission and the other in Chilliwack. These two groups of motorcycles will rendezvous at the Mt. Lehman Road Auto Mall site in Abbotsford, where they’ll join together for a mass parade to the final toy-drop destination at the Abbotsford Recreation centre.
Motorcyclists assemble in Chilliwack at the Sears Parking lot on Luckakuck Way at 9:15 am. In Mission they will meet at Liquidation World and depart at 9:45 am.
This event will run rain or shine, and people who don’t ride can bring their families by car to the Abbotsford Ag-Rec. The public is welcome to observe the parade of motorcycles from any safe and convenient vantage point along the routes, and are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or a financial donation to the Ag-Rec Centre 32470 Haida Drive where they can watch the motorcycle parade around 10:00 am and join in the celebration.
All participants are welcome to join us at the Abbotsford Ag Rec building to visit and mingle and enjoy free coffee, baked goods and other refreshments while a stage presentation celebrates the event.
The Fraser Valley Toy Run began in 1986 by Barney Hopkins (Sr.) and wife Lenore, this popular motorcycle event is managed by Hopkins family volunteers and friends.
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