Calgary’s 1st Annual Magic of Christmas Motorcycle Toy Run is on September 21st, 2014 and you DO NOT want to miss this event where hundreds of motorcyclists come together to help make many families Christmas’ merry and bright!
1st Annual Motorcycle Toy Run
Calgary is very excited to host it’s very first Motorcycle Toy Run, on Sunday September 21st, 2014 hundreds and hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts will show up at Shawnessy Wal-Mart (310 Shawville Blvd SW, Calgary, AB) starting at 9:00am. Everyone is to bring an unwrapped toy(s), minimum $10 value and/or gift cards for kids of all ages, newborn to adults. Kickstands up at Noon SHARP, where motorcyclists will be escorted on a ride that will end up at Springbank Park For All Seasons
(32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary, AB).
Click here for the route
Afternoon of fun for all ages
Upon arriving at the Springbank Park for All Seasons, you will be entertained all afternoon, the Host of the event is Calgary’s own Comedian Daryl Makk.
You will be able to cut a rug as both bands will be performing through out the day, FTS and Hotrod Kitty, both local Calgary bands. Bring the kids as there will be face paining, clowns, balloon animals and so much more.
You will be served a delicious Christmas Dinner with all the fixings, there is live auction, silent auctions and a great time to meet new people and connect with old friends.
Not just for Motorcyclists
Come One Come All, if you would like to be a part of Calgary’s 1st Motorcycle Toy Run but don’t ride, that is totally fine as all you need to do is bring an unwrapped toy and have a good time. This is a family event, come out and enjoy a great Sunday afternoon with family and friends.
Magic of Christmas President’s Message
We spoke with the Magic of Christmas President, Allan Reid, he shared with us What the Magic of Christmas is and how the Motorcycle Toy Run came to be.
History of Magic of Christmas
- The Magic of Christmas has been around for 31 years, thanks to the founder Bob Johnson. Bob had a family that lived down the street from him that was not going to have a very good Christmas. Bob felt that if he could bring just a little joy to the family by putting on a Santa suite, his daughters wearing Elf costumes and giving them a few small gifts, it would help. It was such a good feeling for everyone, Bob decided to keep it going and here we are 31 years later, it just keeps growing and growing.
How did the Motorcycle Toy Run start?
- A group of like minded motorcycle enthusiasts brought the idea to our committee and asked if we would be interested in entertaining the idea. We welcome every avenue possible to raise awareness and gather more toys for the kids and their families.
It was a no brainer and it would be a good start to our Christmas program.
Thankful for a great committee and Sponsors
- We have a great Toy Run Committee, who has put in many hours to make this event successful!
The sponsors that have stepped up for this event has been amazing. This event would not be as successful as it has been so far without the Sponsors and the committee!
Magic of Christmas
Be sure to check out all the other things that Magic of Christmas is doing for this years festive season, bring 1 toy, bring a truck load of toys, just be sure to support this long time respected charity that looks forward to making many families Christmas’ Merry and Bright!
Details of the Day
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Assembly starts at 9:00am
Kickstands up at Noon sharp
Start: Shawnessy Walmart Parking Lot
310 Shawville Blvd SW, Calgary, AB
Finish: Springbank Park for All Seasons
32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary, AB
Admission: A New Un-Wrapped Toy or Gift Card (min $10 ) – Per person.
Please remember Toys for All AGE Groups Needed.
Toys will be collected at the Entrance to event @ end of ride.
We will also accept toys at registration if you don`t want to transport to springbank
If you need a toy, Walmart is giving all participants 10% off toys the morning of the event.
We will be accepting monetary donations ( Min $ 10 ) in lieu of a toy donation.
Please make cheque out to “The Magic of Christmas” and mark “Toy Run” for the memo.
Food Trucks will be available at Walmart
Red Wagon Diner Sticky Rickys
Christmas Dinner – Regular and Vegetarian
Provided By: Great Events Catering
Live Bands – FTS and Hotrod Kitty will be playing!
Comedian – Daryl Makk
Face Painting, Tattoos , Clowns – Some Fun For The Kids
Door Prizes – Grand Prize is a Romantic Evening for 2 @ hotel arts
Live Auction – Autographed “Sons Of Anarchy” Items, Print by David Brunning
Toy Run T-Shirts & Raffle Tickets For Sale
Show your Support: Pre-register NOW!!
Registration / Waiver
Please send completed form to:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax – 403-601-8779