Vancouver’s Shuck It Forward V to Raise Money for Autism

Launched in 2012, The Bikers for Autism Society works to raise money and organize events to increase awareness and support for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

For the fifth time, their very popular and fun Shuck It Forward event is happening this month.

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Chewies Oysters Bar (1055 West Hastings) will be hosting a special event in support of individuals with ASD, and their families. So far, an impressive $110,000 has been raised since Shuck It Forward started in 2015. The Bikers for Autism assists a number of worthy organizations and initiatives, including SUPA Society, Little Heroes Hockey Academy, Austin Riley’s Racing With Autism, and the Pacific Autism Family Centre’s Music Therapy Studio.

The shindig starts at noon and has a packed roster of entertainment, as well as eating, slurping, and drinking activities. The list includes live music by Marshall Forsythe, a live art show, a silent auction (with the chance at a fully stocked wine cellar), raffles, special guest speaker Austin Riley of Racing with Autism, and a pop-up Bootleg Barbers barbershop. VIPs also have access to the VIP area presented by Moto Concept Inc. and Nude Vodka Soda.

The Bikers for Autism Society combines founder James Baker’s interest in motorcycles as well as his experiences with family members affected by ASD. As a result, the event is co-presented with Trev Deeley Motorcycles and Fanny Bay Oysters. Look forward to a motorcycle showroom and the opportunity to vote on the Best Bike in Show award.

Other competitions include ones that involve chowder and Caesars, in addition to a oyster shucking battle with 24 expert shuckers competing for $2000, a trophy, as well as airfare and entry to P.E.I.’s Raspberry Point International Oyster Shucking Championship.

Plenty of imbibing will be possible, with a cocktail bar featuring Botanist Islay gin, as well as beer/cider from Red Truck Beer Company, Greenhill Cider, The Parkside Brewery, and Strange Fellows Brewing.

Tickets ($35, $75 VIP packages) are available on-line or at the door.

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