Port Alberni Toy Run a smash hit

Port Alberni embraced its annual Toy Run on the weekend, as 850 motorcycles roared into town.

Close to 900 motorcyclists invaded Port Alberni on Saturday for the 27th annual Toy Run through the city's streets. The event raised an estimated $50

Close to 900 motorcyclists invaded Port Alberni on Saturday for the 27th annual Toy Run through the city's streets. The event raised an estimated $50

Port Alberni embraced its annual Toy Run on the weekend, as 850 motorcycles roared into town.

The rain held off and the sun came out to greet the bikers and hundreds of people who lined the city’s streets to watch the parade of motorcycles and toys wend the way to Glenwood Centre.

Unofficial reports are that the event raised $54,000 in cash and collected $25,000 worth of toys.

The Toy Run society uses the money raised to help charities dedicated to serving children in the Alberni Valley. The toys will be distributed through the Salvation Army’s Christmas hamper program.