With great excitement, the 41st Annual Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run launched the start of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau’s (LMCB) Christmas Giving Season.
On the beautiful crisp and clear morning of Sunday, October 6th, motorcyclists across the Lower Mainland gathered early in the morning at Coquitlam Centre for a spectacular parade with over 1,000 motorcycles bringing unwrapped toys and gifts to donate to the LMCB.
This exciting annual event left Coquitlam Centre at 9:30 am, roaring with excitement, through Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and Vancouver, to the gathering point at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE, in Vancouver. It is estimated that 1,300 riders participated in this long-running event that gives back to communities across the Lower Mainland.
This year showcased a fantastic turnout of supporters with friends and family cheering on the riders as they made their way to the PNE to drop off toys. We are thrilled that more toys were collected than last year!
The LMCB is very appreciative of the years of support from the Cities of Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and Vancouver in working with us to organize this Toy Run.
We send a warm thank you to Mayor Richard Stewart of Coquitlam, Mayor Rob Vagramov of Port Moody, Mayer Mike Hurley of Burnaby and Deputy Mayor Lisa Dominato of Vancouver who came out to support our cause.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, in-kind donors and volunteers for not only making the event possible but also a success!
In addition, thank you to Universal Flagging for donating traffic planning and management support. We thank the Burnaby RCMP, the Port Moody Police Department, the Vancouver Police Department, and all our route volunteers, including the Bee Cee Beemers, the Church of Scientology, the Sikh Motorcycle Club and the Vancouver Gospel Riders for providing volunteer support at the barricades to ensure the safety of riders along the the Toy Run route.