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Another success for Bikers Helping Hand

By Kevin Anderson, The Northern Times

This painting was just one of a number of items up for grabs at the Bikers’ Helping Hand live auction this past Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

This painting was just one of a number of items up for grabs at the Bikers’ Helping Hand live auction this past Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

To say the weather didn’t cooperate would be a gross understatement. Nevertheless, the Third Annual Bikers’ Helping Hand event was a great success according to organizers.

 

“We consider it a success,” said Sylvie Dalton, one of the organizers for the event. “We got lots and lots of positive feedback from people saying how they enjoyed the day overall and how impressed they were by our town coming together this way.”

 

Over 100 motorcyclists hit the road for the annual poker run despite the wet weather. The rain did however necessitate the cancellation of the Bikers’ Games scheduled for the afternoon, so prizes intended for the games were instead went up for grabs in a live auction.

 

“The auction went very well and people were very generous,” said Dalton. “We even had some items go up for bids twice because the original bidders decided to make a donation and let us auction off their prizes.”

 

The highlight of the event for those in attendance was the draw for a 2017 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. In a bit of a different twist this year, the last two ticket holders in the elimination draw, Darren Boucher and Ghislain Doyle, decided to end the draw, sell the prize and split the proceeds.

 

“So at the end of the day, they both won,” said Dalton.

 

The storage trailer was won by Jean Couture of Hornepayne.

 

Another highlight, was the evening entertainment at the Kap Curling Club, which featured local group the Barrelhouse Blues Band and AC/DC tribute group “Ruff Edge”, who kept the crowd of 350+ people moving and cheering all night.

 

Dalton said the organization said the organization hopes to offer the event once again in 2018.  



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