Cops for Cancer

Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tour de Rock rider proposes to now-fiancé at Island cancer-fighting tour stop

Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes pops the question to Donna Monteith at fundraising event

 

Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

2022 Tour de Rock gets warm welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary raises $8,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

 

Honourary Tour de Rock rider Olivia Lassam with VicPD rider Const. Chris Van Swietan. Photo courtesy the Lassam family.

Community rallies for honourary Tour de Rock rider battling return of childhood brain tumour

Victoria girl, family and friends support riders in 25th anniversary tour

  • Sep 26, 2022

 

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)

Cops for Cancer team finds $2,350 in cash lost by would-be sheep farmer in Chilliwack

Cyclists managed to corral 23 $100 bills meant to purchase blackbelly sheep

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)
Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Oak Bay High is kicking off a month of fundraising events in support of Cops for Cancer with a car wash Saturday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay High launches month of fundraisers for Cops for Cancer

The month starts with a car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oak Bay High is kicking off a month of fundraising events in support of Cops for Cancer with a car wash Saturday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)

Greater Victoria Tour de Rock members inspired by the kids they’re riding for

21 riders training since March for event, which launches Sept. 24 in Port Hardy

  • Aug 20, 2022
Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)
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

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

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)
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

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 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)
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