Summer toy run will roll again for Midstream

by Stephen Dafoe

More than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to start and stop in Morinville June 4 for the second edition of an annual event that will support the Midstream Support Society.

Lions Club members and motorcycle enthusiasts Marty and Deb Robillard came up with the idea to hold the event last year and were pleased with the initial response.

“It was quite a success last year for the first run,” said co-organizer Deborah Robillard. “We had 60 bikes and were able to donate about $5,000 to the Midstream Support Society and a van load of toys. It was a wonderful event, and we couldn’t be more pleased that it took place. We are hoping we can exceed that this year.”

Passion for Motorcycles

This year’s run is a rain or shine event. The route departs from Technical Automotives in the industrial park and will wind its way through Onaway, Alberta Beach, Barrhead, Westlock, before returning to Morinville.

Organizers are hoping 100 plus generous riders can help make a significant donation to the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store.

Registration for the event is $25 per participant. Registration forms are available at Technical Automotives or TASER Inc. in the industrial park.

Registration will also take place Friday, June 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Technical Automotives and Saturday morning up until 9:30 a.m.

The Robillards are hoping to include a 50/50 draw and poker run with this year’s event. They are encouraging participants and spectators to bring a toy and are presently looking for sponsors and volunteering for the June 4 Christmas in June Motorcycle Toy Ride.

Those interested in pre-registering, sponsoring or volunteering can call 780-939-3976 or 780-907-8139. Riders are encouraged to register in advance.

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