Volunteers needed

Motorcycle toy run in need of volunteers to help children

Paul James is looking for some dedicated people to help him help the children next Christmas.

Through Penticton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, James is in the process of organizing a summer motorcycle toy run.

“I’m doing this for charity, for kids for Christmas so they have toys,” said James, who is an avid rider himself. “This is also a way of giving back which is something that really important to me personally.

“This is the Legion’s first one and hopefully if this is successful the first of many more.”

This event is separate from the annual Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) toy run which has been going now for the past 28 years.

Each year participants from throughout the valley gather in Penticton for the ride which goes north and then south to a number of communities.

The toys and donations from that event are donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Last  September the riders raised over $2,000 and collected 275 toys.

James is hoping his ride, scheduled for Aug. 21, will be able to complement the existing one and help even more kids.

The first meeting of volunteers is scheduled for March 9 at the Legion located at 502 Martin St. starting at 7 p.m.

For more information James can be reached at either risingstar104@hotmail.com or legion40@shawcable.com.

 

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