Fall bike auction benefits Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Association
Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association (CRJYAA) will host their Fall Bike Auction at McCammon Elementary School (9601 Hamilton St.) on Oct. 15.
More than 100 bikes have been donated to the organization by the City of Chilliwack and the community. There is always a wide variety of bikes available; some are in good shape while others will need some work and repairs.
The bike preview begins at 9 a.m. with the auction at 10 a.m. They can accept cash as well as credit cards as forms of payment when purchasing a bike.
“Many people in the community look forward to the Restorative Justice Bike Auction and we are very happy to be able to host the auction again this fall,” program director Leanna Kemp said. “Make sure to come out early to preview the bikes and pick out your favourites and be ready when the auction starts at 10 a.m.”
Guywires Mobile Cycle Tech will be on site again offering bike inspections for a donation of $5. All proceeds will be donated back to Restorative Justice. Proceeds from the bike auction will support their prevention programs.
They are a volunteer-based non-profit organization aimed at fostering a safe and caring community. The mandate of the organization is to bring youth offenders and victims together in order to discuss criminal incidents and to find ways to repair the harm caused.
Since their inception in 1998, they have provided restorative services to more than 4,500 individuals and have recovered more than $118,000 in restitution.