Car lovers gather for annual auction

B.C. Hotrod Association has raised more than $100,000 for Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association

Hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered at Cascades Casino and Convention Centre on Dec. 4 to indulge in another passion — philanthropy.

Members of the B.C. Hotrod Association auctioned off dozens of tools, car parts, nostalgic pieces, historic signs and pictures at its annual Christmas auction, benefitting Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association.

Since the event started 10 years ago, the BCHRA has raised more than $100,000 for the Aldergrove-based equestrian association, which provides assistance for special needs children and adults through therapeutic horseback riding.

As one of the club’s largest events of the year, “for us it’s a big deal,” said BCHRA president Keith Biddlecombe.

“Our members take this very seriously.

“We feel really good about supporting them,” he said.

“Even in tough times over the past few years we’ve been able to raise a lot of money.”

An open house and cheque presentation ceremony for BCHRA took place at Valley Therapeutic earlier this month (Dec. 16).

“We know they’re putting the money to good use and it’s making a difference with the kids,” Biddlecombe said.

Just Posted

Two victims of Aldergrove deck collapse in ICU, several others still in hospital

Close relative Satwant Garcha makes daily trips to visit those injured at the wedding

Langley youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Annual Langley Walk makes its way to Aldergrove

This weekend, Langley’s walkers and runners will get further acquainted with Aldergrove.

Therapeutic riding ‘frees’ Langley MS sufferer

Aldergrove non-profit equestrian association in desperate need of volunteers

South Langley’s next generation of tractor pullers

A cohort here to prove a lot more fun can be had with garden tractors, than just mowing lawns.

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

Two victims of Aldergrove deck collapse in ICU, several others still in hospital

Close relative Satwant Garcha makes daily trips to visit those injured at the wedding

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Most Read