This year’s fall bike sale supporting the Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at Bernard Elementary School. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Chilliwack restorative justice hosts fall bike sale

Proceeds from the bike auction will support the association’s prevention programs

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association will host its Fall Bike Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21. Bernard Elementary School has again allowed use their schoolyard at 45466 Bernard Avenue, Chilliwack. The association will have over 100 bikes which have been donated by the City of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack community. Some of the bikes are in good shape while others need a little bit of work and some can be used for parts. The bike preview begins at 9 a.m. with the auction at 10 a.m. Cash and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment when purchasing bikes.

“We encourage everyone to come out and buy bikes for the whole family,” says program director Leanna Kemp. “Get out and enjoy our beautiful fall weather!”

Guywires Mobile Cycle Tech will be on-site again offering bike inspections for a donation of $5. All proceeds will be donated back to Restorative Justice. Proceeds from the bike auction will support the association’s prevention programs.

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association is a volunteer based non-profit organization aimed at fostering a safe and caring community. The mandate of the organization is to bring youth offenders and victims together in order to discuss criminal incidents and to find ways to repair the harm caused.

Since its inception, in 1998, the organization has provided restorative services to over 4,500 individuals and have recovered over $118,000 in restitution.