Motorcycle riders come together to support local groups

Riders and their motorcycles gathered for a toy run and poker rally, organized to help a local Christmas hamper program

Participants in a Kindersley Legion-organized toy run and poker rally ride down Main Street in a parade on Sept. 2. In most cases, they rode with the toys they were donating to the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The sound of about 30 motorcycles rolling down Main Street turned several people’s heads on Saturday as the group of riders went out on a toy run and poker rally.

Riders and their motorcycles gathered at the Kindersley Legion Hall on Sept. 2 for the toy run and poker rally, an event organized by a member of the Kindersley Legion. Several groups benefitted from the event held to round up toys for a local Christmas hamper program.

The riders brought new, unwrapped toys to donate to the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre. The centre provides the toys for the annual Christmas hamper program run by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

At noon, the riders left the Legion Hall and a member of the Kindersley RCMP escorted the motorcycles out of town. The riders were paraded down Main Street with their toys before hitting the highway for a poker rally.

The rally made stops in Eston, Elrose and Rosetown before returning to Kindersley. The riders were greeted in each locations by members of the local Legion branches. The route for the poker rally was about 220 km long.

For more on this story, please see the Sept. 6 print edition of The Clarion.

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