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2019 edmonton toy run

Useful Information


This Year's event is scheduled for Sunday, September 29TH 2019.  

The ride assembles in the north-east parking lot at Capilano Mall, located at 5008 - 98 Avenue starting at 9:00AM. 

Limited edition T-shirt and Hoodie sales start at 9:00 AM at the Alberta Safety Council trailer and run till 10:45 AM. CASH ONLY at Capilano!!!

If you pre-order your t-shirt or hoodie thru the website, these will be available  for pickup starting a 9:00 AM at the side of the trailer.

Several Capilano Mall food vendors will be open early to serve attendees.  Vendors who are not a part of Capilano Mall are not allowed.

All riders must follow the directions of the parking lot attendants. Parking is limited and we want to accomodate as many riders as possible. If you want to ride with your friends please arrive at Capilano as a group. Departure is from the start point at Capilano Mall. Santa will lead the ride and for those riding the suggested route, please join in the ride when and where it is safe to do so. If there are delays along the route, riders may be asked to stagger their departure from Capilano Mall. 

Santa leaves Capilano Mall at 11:00 AM sharp! You are welcome to follow the suggested route or make your own way to Hawrelak Park. 


Hawrelak Park

Additional Information

Live Band starts about noon in the amphi-theatre.

Fort McMurray is back as emcee again this year. Many will know Fort as he is a long time supporter of the Edmonton Toy Run. Fort and his band Northern Comfort took to the stage many times over the years.

Long time supporters Fat Franks and The Mini Donut King are back again this year.  Grab a dog and some mini donuts.

Be sure to have cash on hand to buy your 50/50 tickets.

Lots of give-aways from the stage thanks to our wonderful sponsors. 

Be sure to check out the silent auction tables at the side of the stage. Lots of great items to bid on. Debit, credit cards and cash will all be accepted for payment of winning bids.

Just a reminder that the amphi-theatre  is a non-smoking venue. All smoking must be done outside of the amphi-theatre.

Family Fun

The Edmonton Toy Run is a family fun-filled  event. Children of all ages more than  welcome; the family dog who may well enjoy the day at the park is not allowed in the amphi-theatre. Sorry... 




 All riders and passengers, with a street-legal motorcycle can ride in the event.  




Food and refreshments, washrooms, etc. are available at Capilano Mall and Hawrelak Park. Please place garbage in the appropriate receptacles at both Capilano Mall and Hawrelak Park. 



 A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY for a child  up to 12 years.

PLEASE no electronic or computer games.



 Riders and passengers MUST be wearing proper protective riding attire. Please ride safely and courteously. Follow the normal rules of the road.

This is a Sunday fun ride, not a race or a venue for road-racing or stunt-riding skills.

In the event that a motorcycle has mechanical issues DURING the ride Alberta Motor Association’s Emergency Road Assistance will provide towing services to any motorcyclist participating in the Toy Run.




There is no cost to participate in the run.

However, each person is expected to bring a NEW UNWRAPPED TOY.

Clear plastic bags are good for preserving toys if the weather isn't great; your toy can stay visible and clean!

Your donation of a toy gains you ENTRY to the draws held at the end of the run at Hawrelak Park.

No toy? A CASH DONATION is always welcome!

We will graciously accept cheques payable to: ``The Edmonton Toy Run`` at the donation tables at both Capilano Mall and Hawrelak Park.

Edmonton toy run dedications

Edmonton Toy Run Dedications

Very seldom, but from time to time we dedicate our Toy Run to someone very special who has contributed greatly to our success

2001 - Pete Steenson


 The 2001 Toy Run was dedicated to the memory of Pete Steenson. One of the Toy Run ``originals``. Pete's contributions to the event were immeasurable. Anybody who knew Pete is well aware of the amount of time, effort, and ``grunt work``, he put in. Did you know he was also the chief sounding board, shoulder, and devil's advocate?

Pete's death in April 2001 was a huge blow on so many levels. He was absolutely the wind beneath our wings.

2005 - Gary Draegar


 The 2005 Toy Run was dedicated to the memory of Gary Draeger of 630 CHED, who coordinated the Santas Anonymous program for many years. Gary was the “Head Elf” on the campaign and his true spirit and dedication to the program inspired many thousands of thankful families over the years. Sadly Gary Dreaeger passed away in May of 2005 after an illness. 

2015 - Laurie Billings


 The 2015 Toy Run was dedicated to the memory of Laurie Billings.
Due to poor health Laurie missed the 2014 toy run, and passed away shortly thereafter. Laurie was an avid supporter of the Edmonton Toy Run who worked relentlessly behind the scenes to make the toy run a success. Many will remember the year that Laurie won the 50/50 draw and donated the money back to Santas Anonymous. She loved Christmas and wanted every child to experience the joy of opening a gift on Christmas morning.
Laurie touched the lives of many; we will miss her laugh, friendship and her passion for life. She truly made a difference in the lives of others. 

2019 Memorial Donations

The Edmonton Toy Run appreciates that during one of the most difficult times in their lives, families and friends  choose to make a donation to the Edmonton Toy Run in their loved ones memory.

Thank You......

Shauna Schellenberg in memory of Brian Baron