Pictured is a portion of the many cans and bottles donated during a bottle drive on Aug. 29, 2020 at the Mall at Piccadilly by Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap for the Shuswap Children’s Association, which resulted in a cheque for more than $1,200 to the association. (Contributed)

Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap raises funds for children’s association

Community supports bottle drive organized by group that fights bullying, promotes respect

Friday, Sept. 4 was a great day for the Shuswap Children’s Association and Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap, thanks to the generosity of people in Salmon Arm and area.

Secretary of Bikers are Buddies Shuswap, Linda Falkingham, explained the group received overwhelming support in the form of bottles and cans at its bottle drive in the parking lot of the Mall at Piccadilly on Aug. 29.

“We were able to make a fantastic donation,” she said.

On Sept. 4, Michelle Whalley, Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap president, surprised June Stewart, executive director of the Shuswap Children’s Association, with a cheque totalling $1,247.46.

Bikers Are Buddies expressed appreciation for the support of local businesses as well as the community of Salmon Arm as a whole.

“Thanks so much and we hope to see you all at our next endeavour or at one of our Tuesday bike night rides when we do outreach in our supported communities.”

Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap is part of a Canadian non-profit organization created by bikers but not limited to bikers. Its mission is creating awareness and educating both children and adults on the benefits of living in a society of respect for each other combined with self empowerment. The logo and trademark of the non-profit is: Be a buddy, not a bully.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

Sicamous mayor hopeful Highway 1 bridge replacement remains a priority after election

Construction of Bruhn Bridge replacement was initially to commence in 2020

Heating, flooring, other projects prepare Shuswap schools for reopening

School District #83 staff comfortable with work done at Parkview to address moisture issues

Shuswap golfer’s hole-in-one earns bragging rights and $500

Glenn Ford aces hole at Shuswap Lake Estates sponsored by Copper Island Fine Homes

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Kelowna man injured during arrest sues RCMP

Supreme Court civil claim alleges Dustin Blondin was the victim of an ‘unprovoked attack’

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Parks Canada not responsible for Mount Kobau blockade

Nearby residents have been vocal about plans to turn the area into a national park

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Most Read