Tour de Rock fundraiser in Qualicum Beach

Thalassa Restaurant at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course is looking to raise $50,000 this Saturday.

The Tour de Rock starts rolling on the Island Sept. 23

The Tour de Rock starts rolling on the Island Sept. 23

Thalassa Restaurant at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course is looking to raise $50,000 this Saturday.

Their fourth annual, all-day Tour de Rock fundraiser includes breakfast to golf and an exclusive dinner served by RCMP members in red serge.

The gala affair was inspired by organizer Oura Giakoumakis’ nephew’s long battle with cancer. Georgios Bourodemos was diagnosed with leukemia at age two but has been in remission for years and is now a healthy 13-year-old.

The young man started raising money a few years ago, raising more than $5,000 to shave his head on his first attempt and last year with Thalassa, they surpassed their $25,000 goal, so they’re aiming even higher this year.

Things kick off with the Ocean Idlers Car Show in the parking lot from 7 to 11 a.m., along with the $15 breakfast buffet starting at 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast is followed by a $15 beer and burger lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. leading up to the nine hole golf tournament with a $25,000 hole-in-one prize.

The tournament and three-course dinner is $85 per person. The evening includes a live and silent auction and casino under the stars from 9 to 11 p.m. including a $1,500 grand prize.

Money raised goes to the Tour de Rock sponsored Camp Goodtimes for children with cancer, which Giakoumakis said they funded for 28 children to date.

Already, they’re talking about a special project to raise $100,000 next year. For more information call 250-594-1150 or e-mail Oura@shaw.ca.