Expect to hear some loud engines this weekend as the Southern Alberta Bikers will be hitting the streets for the Motorcycle Awareness and Teddy Bear parade. The group is expected to roll through the streets for the parade and will collect donations for the children’s ward at Chinook Regional Hospital. The president of the Southern Alberta Bikers explains what it means to be able to do something like this for the kids.
“I know personally what it’s like. I spent quite a bit of time as a young kid in the hospital, I know what it’s like to be there and I got to be careful because I get choked up but it’s just about the kids. It’s about trying to make things a little bit easier for them and letting them know that there are people out there that are thinking about them. Some of these kids don’t necessarily have a whole bunch of people that come and visit with them. Obviously, they have family but we just want to let them know that the big bad biker club, we are behind them,” said Dallas Harty, President of the Southern Alberta Bikers.
The group is accepting monetary or clean unused teddy bears as donations.
The bikers will meet at Honkers Pub and Eatery for breakfast at 10 a.m., on Saturday. The group will then make their way to the Lowes parking lot at 11 a.m. From there, the parade will head down Stafford Drive and will eventually end at the hospital to hand off the donations.