Cops for Cancer

BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)

Cyclist asks Vancouver Islanders to step up Tour de Rock donations after 2-year slump

Fundraising events include music and cocktails at Malahat Skywalk to celebrate 25th tour

 

Tillicum elementary principal Jeff Duyndam, introduced as part of the 2022 Tour de Rock riders team, gets his students going at the launch event Friday, May 6. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 team unveiled at Saanich elementary school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 Island fundraiser hail from around the Island

 

Music, alumni and residents greeted the annual Tour de Rock as a team rolled into Sidney for its finale last October. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

 

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)

Music, food and memories on tap for Tour de Rock finale in Sidney

Cops for Cancer fundraiser marks 24 years with in-person event, remote options

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)
Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay High students continue fundraising for Cops for Cancer

Bottle drives to garage sales, cash being generated for the cause despite pandemic restrictions

Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Revamped Tour de Rock kicks off with a ride through the North Island

Organizers hoping next year’s 25th anniversary will be a post-pandemic full ride

Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Father and son

A Cycle of Giving: Tour de Rock rolls on

September is often viewed as a time of change and of starting…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Father and son
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)
Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)

799 days: ‘Super’ Weston defeats cancer

‘Weston is disease-free now, so we will be going into a period of checkups and things until he’s 18’

Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)
Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).

Abbreviated Tour de Rock rolls into Sidney on Thursday

Alumni riders are doing this year’s edition of the annual Cops for Cancer cycling fundraiser

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).
John and Chris Horwood in front of a successful bottle and can drive, Saturday at Oak Bay High for Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer. (John Horwood Photo)

Oak Bay High students do their best for COVID-19 Tour de Rock

Tour de Rock riders make socially responsible visit Friday

John and Chris Horwood in front of a successful bottle and can drive, Saturday at Oak Bay High for Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer. (John Horwood Photo)
Meredith, left, Lily and Jose Lecinana received a visit from the Tour de Rock riders after 11-year-old Lily raised more than $10,000 with a bottle drive. Lily is 10 months into remission after fighting stage four Burkitt’s leukemia. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Tour de Rock riders zoom through Sooke, visit big donor

11-year-old Sooke girl raised over $10,000 for Tour de Rock with bottle drive

Meredith, left, Lily and Jose Lecinana received a visit from the Tour de Rock riders after 11-year-old Lily raised more than $10,000 with a bottle drive. Lily is 10 months into remission after fighting stage four Burkitt’s leukemia. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock
Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Tour de Rock comes home for grand finale on Friday

The team will ride into Centennial Square around 5 p.m.

Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Cpt. Ben Hughes (front centre) is among 20 riders taking part in the 2019 Tour de Rock. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Tour de Rock cracks 1,000-kilometre mark on way to Sidney

Annual ride wraps up Friday after stops across Greater Victoria

Cpt. Ben Hughes (front centre) is among 20 riders taking part in the 2019 Tour de Rock. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Greater Victoria mayors behind bars

Greater Victoria mayors behind bars

Slammer full for annual Tour de Rock ‘Jail and Bail’ fundraiser

Greater Victoria mayors behind bars
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Retired Saanich cop raises $16,000 in one inspired afternoon for Cops for Cancer

Recently retired from the department, the officer now faces his own aggressive cancer treatment

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The Oak Bay Marching Band led the Tour de Rock riders into the gym to the cheers of the packed bleachers. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Oak Bay High raises $90,100 for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock campaign

School called ‘fundraising giant’ as students reveal total

The Oak Bay Marching Band led the Tour de Rock riders into the gym to the cheers of the packed bleachers. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
Sgt. Mike Martin prepares for the big game on Sept.27. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay first responders to face off against students in charity hockey game

2nd Annual Cops for Cancer McLean Hockey Game comes to Oak Bay Rec Sept. 27

Sgt. Mike Martin prepares for the big game on Sept.27. (Keri Coles/News Staff)