Reynolds secondary Grade 10 student Laurel Chweles right

Reynolds raises $101K for Tour de Rock

Students and staff at Reynolds secondary have once again outdone themselves in their Cops for Cancer campaign, this year raising $101,066

Students and staff at Reynolds secondary have once again outdone themselves in their Cops for Cancer campaign, this year raising $101,066 toward sending kids with cancer to camp.

On Friday afternoon, the school presented the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team with the cheque, raised through student-led fundraisers, including a massive head shave campaign across the school.

“The mantras over the last couple of weeks have been ‘one cupcake at a time,’ ‘embrace the chaos’ and we really like to say, ‘hey, it’s Reynolds. That’s how we roll,’” said Dean Norris-Jones, a cancer survivor who took on the role of hyping up the students to welcome the Tour de Rock team through their last stop on an Island-wide bike tour.

When the team rolled in, tour rider and Reynolds grad Niki Hodgkinson, a Saanich Police officer, attributed the school’s passion for the event to principal Alana Charlton who retires at the end of the school year.

“We’ve been talking about Reynolds since training,” said Hodgkinson. “You symbolize the energy and the love and the community it takes to make this happen.”

After covering the event at Reynolds in 2010 and 2011, Saanich News reporter Kyle Slavin decided to apply to join the Tour de Rock team and had his head shaved during the assembly.

“Reynolds is the most unbelievable school,” Slavin said. “There’s no way to describe what Reynolds says or does because you’re so much more than a school; you’re a community unto yourself.”

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Victoria Police host Faith-Based Safety Forum in light of recent religious attacks

More than 35 faith-based leaders voice concerns, air questions

Still barriers to abortion access on Vancouver Island

Experts say transportation, support, doctors can be barriers to accessing abortion

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Most Read