The Silver Spur Toy Ride was a success! We saw about 40 horses and their riders dressed up in Christmas attire on Sunday, Nov. 26, along with a wagon and support vehicles, travel from Ballenas Secondary School to Arrowsmith Lodge and Stanford Place, before making their way to SOS Thrift Shop to drop off toys, gifts and financial donations for the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program.
Over 100 gifts, along with $360 in cash and $30 in gift cards were collected during this event. All the toys and gifts are now adorning the shelves of the SOS Toy Shop at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. Volunteers will arrange all the donated gifts into age-appropriate areas and low-income parents and grandparents will come shop for free for their children until Dec. 21.
Thank you to Silver Spur Riding Club!
To learn more about the SOS Christmas program, to register for assistance, or to make a financial donation, visit, or call 250-248-2093. Drop in to the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville with a gift or financial donation during business hours, attend an event that benefits the program, or locate an SOS Angel Tree at a participating business.
Check out more photos from the event below: