09/20/2015 12:01 EDT | Updated 09/19/2016 05:12 EDT

Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Dad Terry Blanchette Honoured With Alberta Motorcycle Convoy

BLAIRMORE, Alta. — Hundreds of motorcycles rumbled along a southern Alberta highway to honour two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father.

Saturday's event on Highway 3 delivered donations that will be used to improve a playground in Blairmore where Terry Blanchette and Hailey spent time together.

Nearly 300 motorcyclists took part.

At the end, the riders gathered at the Pure Country Saloon in Frank, Alberta, where Blanchette worked.

An acquaintance, Derek Saretzky, has been charged in the double killing of the father and daughter in Blairmore on Monday.

Ride organizer Troy Carlson says the participants all have kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews and that the tragedy really hits home.

(CTV Calgary)

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