SUMMERSIDE – The annual bike auction, netted $580 for the city’s recreation programs.
Community Services Director J P Desrosiers said there were 60 bikes that were auctioned off and it was the city conducted the event.
“This is the first time that we did the auction,” Desrosiers said. “The police use to do it but from a manpower perspective, it seemed so much better for us in the recreation department to do the bike auction. It’s a great way for us to take those funds and put them back into our programs.”
The funds will be used for sporting equipment, the director said.
“This year, we have the Canada Games complex manned Monday to Friday and people can come in and rent tennis racquets, skateboards for the skate-park, soccer balls, beach volleyballs and go and use the facilities all they want,” Desrosiers said. “It will allow us to buy more equipment so people will have new good stuff to rent from us.”