An annual event that gives back to Kapuskasing is getting a little more support from council.

The Biker’s Helping Hand annual fundraiser, going into its fifth year of existence, has seen their request for some extra assistance from the town approved by council.

The ask, the fundraising organizers sought the help of the town to re-route Brunelle Road North in front of the Curling Club and Arena through the arena’s parking lot for their Strong Man Competition set for Saturday, June 15th.

Organizers were also seeking equipment rental at half the cost and a runway space at the airport for a Quarter Mile Radar Run, which was also signed off on.

Mayor Dave Plourde says the group led by Sylvie Dalton has raised over $80,000 in four years to assist with local residents medical needs between Fauquier and Opasatika, and alongside that have sponsored three kids to attend Camp Ongrandi.

Plourde says the town should be getting behind all the events they can that attract visitors.

“We should be helping every organization that wants to organize any kind of activity in Kapuskasing. It’s someone else bringing events to Kapuskasing and bringing other people to Kap and if we can facilitate that in anyway we should everything we can.”

Plourde says the fundraising event is a huge help to the community and must continue.

“Absolutely, I think that what they give backto the community is huge and I think we have to continue with that and anything we can do to facilitate that we have to do.”

Biker’s Helping Hand for 2019 is currently scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 15th.