A Stompin’ Toy Run Sonnet

Blake Munce, River’s Day, Sept. 29, 2013 - A Stompin’ Toy Run Sonnet

It was a cold, windy and miserable

Toy Run day

But your friends showed up

and made it all okay

For it wasn’t about weather,

or how anyone felt

It’s about families who have to tighten

their belt

The run went through the

streets of our township

After the cops served you their

egality bike lip


All afternoon long the Bike Games

were played

Through laughter and quips we

friends all stayed

We enjoyed it all, and the MC

was his usual self

Leaving no one untainted no

one safe on the shelf

Then to supper, drinks, silent auction

and a dance

The lights went off but a

genset gave us a chance

A good time, again, was had by

young, old and all

Giving to those who without,

may stumble and fall


~ Thank you, Barb and Paul Morris ~

With good people like you, communities grow strong.


~ Blake Munce, River’s Day, Sept. 29, 2013 ~


Just Posted

Police chase ends in two arrests

Suspects in stolen truck evade RCMP from Alberta border to Clearwater area

Barriere family airlifted to Vancouver due to carbon monoxide exposure have now returned home

A family of five from Barriere was transported to Vancouver for medical… Continue reading

TNRD renews Dangerous Dogs Contract for area

Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Board of Directors’ meeting of Nov. 22

Milobar wants to see details of NDP’s Clean BC Plan

Jessica Wallace Kamloops This Week Environment advocates call for action from Prime… Continue reading

Sundhu new president of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo New Democrats

Candidate in 2015 will steer the riding association as another candidate is chosen for 2019 federal election campaign

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Most Read