Dirt Church 4×4 Toy Run raises an estimated $10,000 for Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam Photo
Jordan Kieneker was the winner of the ‘Muddiest of Them All’ award at the Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) /Chris Lam PhotoJordan Kieneker was the winner of the ‘Muddiest of Them All’ award at the Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) /Chris Lam Photo
Jordan Kieneker was the winner of the ‘Muddiest of Them All’ award at the Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) /Chris Lam PhotoJordan Kieneker was the winner of the ‘Muddiest of Them All’ award at the Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) /Chris Lam Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run took place on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach. An estimated $10,000 was raised during the event. /Chris Lam Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen PhotoThe Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo

Drivers got muddy in Mission on the weekend in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4×4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1,000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating.

Though totals have yet to be finalized, an estimated $10,000 was raised at the event in addition to gift cards and a 12 foot trailer full of donated toys. The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau confirmed $9,000 in cash donations before counting cheques.

Maple Ridge Chrysler donated food for concessions and Four Wheel Drive Association volunteers cooked with $2,675 raised. West Coast Scale Trail pulled in $870 with their raffle for the 1/10 scale RC buggy. Vicked Creations sold out of decals after raising $1,060 before BC Off Road Adventure donated more decals of their own to sell.

“I think I think the moment that I actually handed over the cash from the decal sales was was pretty spectacular,” said Dirt Church Toy Run organizer Vicky Bruinink. “It was a group effort by many to make the event possible this year. I can’t thank the volunteers enough and all those who participated.”

Dozens of 4×4 groups and companies participated in the event by donating and/or attending. Awards were given out to those in attendance for ‘Best Holiday Lights’, ‘Most Santarific’, ‘Mud Splashtacular’, ‘Muddiest of Them All’, ‘Can’t Believe it Still Runs’, ‘Best Mini Mudder’, ‘Kid’s Choice’, ‘Best Decorated’ and ‘Can’t Believe it’s Not Full Size’.

The event featured a wide range of off-road enthusiasts — including off-roaders, softroaders, quads, dirt bikes, the Gambler 500 team, West Coast Scale Trail, and Dirt Church.

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