The local motorcycle community is encouraging people to come out to today’s 2nd Annual Charity Show and Shine, with proceeds going to Peace Country Noize for Toyz.
Last year, proceeds went to the Grande Prairie & District SPCA, which has since dissolved.
Noize for Toyz President Dani Chalifour says they’re a new non-profit organization looking to help local kids.
“All year long we fundraise and we take toy donations. And then at Christmas, or for kids in the hospital but especially at Christmas, we have numerous other organizations that we support.”
Those organizations include the Sexsmith and Wembley Food Banks, Teen Parenting, the Caribou Child and Youth Shelter, Grande Prairie Helping Hand, Odyssey House, the Therapeutic Clown Program put on by the QEll Regional Hospital Foundation and Beaverlodge Hospital.
They are hoping to see plenty of youth among today’s crowd.
“We are an organization of adults for kids, but we feel that it’s really important for kids to be a part of what we do,” said Chalifour. “We have a whole kids corner going on!”
According to organizer Bernardo Ao Ieong, the show and shine raised $3,000 last year. He says their goal this year is to raise $6,000.
There is a $5 entry fee and there will be prizes for first and second people’s choice and kid’s choice. There will also be a kids peddle bike decorating contest.
“If it has two wheels, come on down. It doesn’t matter what you ride, it matters that you ride,” Chalifour added.
It goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Save On Foods plaza.