Dad’s day good for poker run

Community minded Kootenay motorcyle group has a successful event

Chantelle Lukenbill  was one of about 70 who took part in the Fathers Day Poker Run

Chantelle Lukenbill was one of about 70 who took part in the Fathers Day Poker Run



With double the usual number of raffle prizes the West Kootenay Toy Run Association is offering better odds than ever for someone to win a new Harley Davidson.The group which stages a toy run for charity each Christmas season also holds a fundraising raffle for the benefit of a number of worthy causes.

The Fathers Day poker run held Sunday rounded up a bunch of food bank donations.”You’ll see it around town,” said Geoff Tellier, association vice-president of the 2-wheel raffle prizes, one worth about $8,000 the other worth close the $20k.Bubblees, the Chevron, Wolf’s Den, Frosties… will take turns having the bikes on their premises.Poker run riders took part from Grand Forks to Salmo… to Nakusp said Tellier.

A little bit of rain early in the day was hardly enough to dampen the spirits of the riders who later unwound at the Lions Head, complete with kiddie’s trike races.