I am sorry I haven't posted for 2 days. I was busy like all of the other Grande Prairie Toys for Tots members getting ready for our 29th annual toy run.

415 bikes participated this year, down from last year when 605 bikes were present.
Saturday night during our dance we got news that no one likes to hear, 2 local riders, Mark and Sylvie Day had caught gravel coming around a right hand corner on 116 ave by Costco, hit the curb and slid. (Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.) Mark was banged up but walking around and Sylvie was in serious condition.

Sunday morning we got news NO ONE EVER wants to hear. Sylvie Day, passenger on her husband bike had succumbed to her injuries.

My heart is so heavy - Mark and Sylvie were recently married and two of the happiest people you'd ever see. Always smiling, touching - you could feel the love these two had for each other. My heart goes out to Mark and Sylvie's families. I really do not know what else to say.

I will fill everyone in on funeral arrangements as they become available.

PLEASE ride safe out there - like every rider out there, I have lost enough friends - brothers and sisters of the family wind this year.

Belt Drive Betty

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news.
    May she rest in eternal peace.

  2. Anonymous1:45 PM

    We used to work with Sylvie at a local painting company and want Mark and family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. Sylvie was such a wonderful person, always with a bright smile on her face. May she R.I.P