File photo There are a few ways you can support Tour de Rock riders locally before they cylce to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

Check out Parksville Qualicum Beach Tour de Rock fundraisers

Support two-week ride before riders cycle into the area

Though the Cops for Cancer’s 20th annual Tour de Rock won’t start until Sept. 23, there’s plenty that the public can do before then to support the ride and its mission to fight childhood cancer.

The ride arrives in Qualicum Beach and Parksville on Sept. 28, with Thrifty Foods holding a lunchtime barbecue where donations can be made. Later that evening, Quality Inn Bayside will hold its annual Beer and Burger night, where heads will be shaved, a silent auction will be held and, of course there’ll be burgers and beer.

Tickets are now on sale, and are available at Quality Inn Bayside, the Parksville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Centre, from Bonnie Wallis, CPA Inc., or from any member of the Rotary Club of Parksville.

Before that, locals may attend the last Weave for Life at the Uptown Market in Qualicum Beach. Every Thursday since July 6, participants have been taking donations to create a Tour de Rock-inspired cloth at the market, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Second Avenue.

From Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, all Thrifty Foods locations will donate $1 from the sale of every bag of Monster Cookies sold. Customers can also donate their three-cent reusable bag rebate or make a cash donation at the till.

On Sept. 16, $5 from every large pizza sold from all Island Boston Pizza donations (including take-out and delivery) will go to Tour de Rock.

For more information on ways to give and other events, go to www.tourderock.ca/.

— Submitted by Tour de Rock

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