The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is currently winding through dozens of Vancouver Island communities, and the 1,000-kilometre trek will pass through Saanich later next week.
On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2, police officers from all over B.C. will cycle into Saanich, passing by nearly a dozen schools along the way.
Heading from Oak Bay, the 200-some riders will make their first Saanich stop at St. Michael’s University School on Thursday at 10:13 a.m. before zipping over to St. Joseph’s elementary for 10:45 a.m. From there, they’ll head to McKenzie elementary (10:58 a.m.), Pacific Christian school (11:10 a.m.) Glanford middle (11:22) and Claremont secondary.
On the final day, riders will re-enter Saanich from Esquimalt, stopping at the Coast Capital Savings at Tillicum Mall before tearing up the highway to Broadmead Shopping Centre. After that, they’ll make a 40-minute stop at Reynolds secondary at 12:29 p.m., ride past Braefoot elementary at 1:13 p.m. and take a few minutes to see students at Mt. Douglas secondary.
The officers will hit Dawson Heights before heading into Victoria, but will return to Saanich for a bit at 2:43 p.m., stopping at the University of Victoria.
The tour ends Friday around 6 p.m. at Spirit Square in Victoria. For more information, visit tourderock.ca.