Riders stopped in for lunch at the Chrysler Poker Stop in Parksville.

Parksville Ride with Dad

Ride with Dad raised $13,339 for prostate cancer awareness

Carli Berry

news@pqbnews.com

The annual Ride for Dad event came to Parksville on Jun. 6 in order to raise prostate cancer awareness.

Motorcycles, 243 of them, rode around Vancouver Island, starting in the Comox Valley, with all proceeds going to B.C. Cancer Society in Victoria.

This is the event’s fifth year on the island and 15th year nationally.

The event raised $13,339 this year.

It’s to raise awareness about early detection, said event coordinator Wendy Sears.

Early detection is important because it increases the chance of survival.

Gary Reid was a rider in the event, his first year participating in the Ride for Dad.

“I said there’s so many different things you could be participating in, this just seemed like an honest, good one.”

His brother brought the event idea to him from Winnipeg.

Reid said he rides to raise awareness.

Owners showed off a variety of different bikes, from speedy Yamahas to cruising Harleys.

There were two pit stops available for riders in Parksville.

 

Just Posted

RDN adopts new bylaw to prevent backflow

Board wants to avoid legal liability

Former Parksville Generals player lands head coaching gig in Norway

New position is a dream come true for Henry Acres

Parksville resort fire caused by flammable gas used to extract oil from cannabis

Investigators detail reasons for explosion and blaze that destroyed building

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

UPDATED: Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Most Read