This past weekend the Grande Prairie Toys for Tots group held their 30th Annual Toy Run.

We had members of the CMC, AIM-Can and the Northern Stars helping us with the event this year.

Not including the toys - we raised $30,000 dollars to spend on our annual Christmas shop the first Saturday in December!

Not bad considering we only had 350 or so bikes show up! (Our weather sucked hugely)

Why were we so successful? Community - plain and simple.


We has head shaves that raised $2,300 for Toys for Tots and the hair was donated to the Cancer Society, we had a silent auction with incredible items donated by the business community, our dinner was excellent - the gals of the ANAVET's club did an amazing job and the band was a big hit.


Without the participation by any of these organizations or community sectors we would never have had such a success!

There is an old saying that it takes a community to raise a child...I'd say Grande Prairie does it's part.

I am not sure how many kids lives we will impact this year - but because of the support we got it will be a large number for sure!

Community, service and giving back - My hats off to everyone who played their part.

Belt Drive Betty
AIM-Can National VP
Alliance for Injured Motorcyclists

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  1. A) I can't believe how long your hair was

    B) It looks great short!

    C) what a wonderful thing you did! I'm proud of you...