Barriere’s annual Toy Run is set for September 28

The Toy Run has been the single largest fundraiser for the Barriere Food Bank

Be sure to support to the Barriere Food Banks largest fundraiser Sept. 28.

Be sure to support to the Barriere Food Banks largest fundraiser Sept. 28.

The Stomp’n Toy Run, also known as ‘Nicky’s Little Red Wagon’, began in 2007 as a non-profit fundraiser in memory of Nicky Grummet.

Nicky was a very special boy, who at the age of five, began collecting bottles and cans so he could give the money to families less privileged.  Sadly, Nicky passed away at the age of 15, only months after his father Colin passed from cancer.  This event is held in honour of both Colin and Nicky.

At last year’s event, well over $800 in cash donations were received, as well as many pounds of food items and many, many toys.

This year’s Stomp’n Toy Run will be on Sept. 28, beginning at the AG Foods parking lot. Gather at noon for a great day of riding.  The ride will end at the Barriere Legion, where there will be an evening of fun with a great dinner and entertainment.

The Toy Run has been the single largest fundraiser for the Barriere Food Bank. The  donations in toys alone make Christmas so much better for many local families, and the donations in cash help keep the Food Bank shelves stocked when donations of food items are low.

“We hope that everyone will come out to help continue Nicky’s legacy in helping those less fortunate,” stated the organizers Paul and Barb Morris, “and you don’t need to have a motorcycle to participate.”

Those wishing more information can call 250-819-3205.