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More than $1.2 million raised in Tour de Rock this year

Parksville Burger and Beer event contributed more than $20,000

The results are in and the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock raised more than $1 million on their 1,100-kilometre ride through the Island.

The grand total, which was announced on their final day of the ride in Victoria, was $1,278,065. The 2016 Tour de Rock group visited more than 25 Island communities.

Over the last 19 years, Tour de Rock has raised more than $22 million on the Island.

Money raised from the Tour de Rock goes toward pediatric cancer research and support programs.

Parksville was one of the communities that helped to raise money for the charitable cause.

The Rotary Club of Parksville’s annual Beer and Burger night at the Quality Inn Bayside was just as successful this year

Bob Borgeault, member of the Rotary Club of Parksville and MC for the night, said they raised just under $22,000.

He said in previous years, they’ve raised up to $35,000 with the help from other local fundraisers, but he said the Beer and Burger night usually raises the same every year.

“It’s always been pretty successful,” Borgeault said.

It’s the fifth year Borgeault has been involved with the fundraiser, he said. Borgeault said he approached the Rotary club a few years ago, adding that he thought it would be a good fundraiser to do.

The turnout this year, Borgeault said, was down a little bit.

“But we still raised as much money (as previous years),” he said.

Borgeault said on behalf of the Rotary Club of Parksville, he wanted to thank everyone for such a successful event.

— NEWS Staff

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