Destination Cycles 6th Annual Bury The Ural Toy Drive is underway.

The event began last Saturday (November 18) and will be accepting donations until December 16. Once the donations have all been collected, they then donate the toys to the Alberta Children's Hospital. The toys are for the kids who have to spend an extended amount of time at the hospital. 

"We basically started this a few years ago just for something different to do in our quieter season and help some people out," stated Josh Radu, the General Manager at Destination Cycles.

Last year was a record-setting year. they usually are able to donate around 500 toys but last year that number jumped to over 3,000 thanks to an Airdronian donating around 2500 Hot Wheels.

Radu, whose own children have visited the hospital before is very thankful for everything they do.

"Calgary is a massive area and the Children's Hospital is a great thing to have there."

aPhoto of all the toys that were donated last year.

According to Radu, they do recognize the cost of living has gone up so Airdronians might not be able to donate as many toys as in years past, but they do hope they can hit the 500 mark once again in donations.

They plan on dropping off any donations they get on December 18 at the Alberta Children's Hospital. 

Donations can be made at Destination Cycles, the address is 73 East Lake Crescent NE in Airdrie. They are open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on Saturdays when they are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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