The Santas Anonymous Toy Run is set for Sunday afternoon.

Santas Anonymous hosts annual toy run

25th annual Santas Anonymous Toy Run takes place Sunday at noon starting at the Kal Lake Lookout

One year, in the pouring rain, organizer Rick Trehearne was expecting maybe 15 or 20 riders to take part in the annual Santas Anonymous Toy Run.

Close to 125 showed up that day and, just three years ago, four riders short of 500 gathered at the Kal Lake Lookout for the popular motorcycle run, which raises needed toys for children.

“The toy run is open to everyone with a motorcycle,” said Trehearne of the 25th annual Santas Anonymous Toy Run, which takes place Sunday at noon starting, as usual, at the Kal Lake Lookout.

“The only direct cost to the rider is the toy they bring for the children.”

While all toys are appreciated, Trehearne – in his 18th year as event coordinator and Santas Anonymous president – said educational toys for children aged six to 12 are desperately need.”

Riders meet at the lookout. This year, they will head south to the Kekuli Bay Provincial Park along Kalamalka Lakeview Drive before turning right onto Highway 97.

They’ll head into Vernon, then proceed to Highway 6 and travel to Lumby, stopping at the Lumby Lions campground.

At the campground, there will be beverages, a concession operated by the Royal Canadian Legion ladies auxiliary, a 50/50 draw and more than $4,000 in draw prizes to be won.

The toy run goes rain or shine.

“It’s always a fun event,” said Trehearne.

Santas Anonymous provides toys to children aged seven to 12 for birthdays throughout the year and at Christmas.

For more information, call 250-542-4448.

 

 

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