SUMMERSIDE – Several organizations across Prince Edward Island have experienced the benefit of having the Atlanticade motorcycle festival hosted in the province.
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Atlanticade 2014 is set for Summerside from June 27 to July 1. Motorcycle enthusiast from across North American will be coming to Summerside to take part in the event.
Part of the gathering of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America is the charity aspect of the festival, which raises money for the Atlanticade Charity Fund. These funds are collected through a variety of activities that take place over the course of the event such as Best-In-Show competition, 50/50 draw, Cruzin-For-A-Cause, along with an auction that occurs at the closing banquet.
As a result the festival committee was able to provide donations to the Summerside Boys and Girls Club, $7500, P.E.I. Special Olympics, $1000, muscular dystrophy, $1000, Red Rock ‘N Roller Derby, $1000 and the MADD East Prince Chapter $500.
“Bikers are some of the most generous people you will find anywhere,” said festival chairman Dale Hicks. “We are happy to give back to the community on their behalf as a result of these fundraising activities that take place during the event”.
Atlanticade 2014 is set for June 27 to July 1 once again in Summerside.
The 8th annual edition will mark the third straight year the gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America will converge on Canada’s smallest province. Organizers will be busy for the next few months lining up sponsorship and working on the wide variety of activities that will take place over the course of the five days.
“We already have numerous inquiries from groups in the New England States and Ontario who are making plans to attend as part of their 2014 vacation,” said Hicks. Our job is to make sure they go back home with a positive experience and tell their riding friends about the event. Word of mouth has been our best form or advertising so far.”
For more information on the festival go to www.atlanticade.ca