Tour de Rock team chosen for ride

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock preparations begin in earnest

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Steering Committee announces the Tour de Rock team this Saturday.

Now in its 15th year, Tour de Rock has raised over $16.6 million to support children and their families facing childhood cancer. Funds raised through Cops for Cancer help the Canadian Cancer Society invest in leading edge pediatric cancer research and operate compassionate support programs like Camp Goodtimes — the acclaimed summer camp for children living with cancer.

The 2012 Tour de Rock team boasts officers from CFB Esquimalt, Comox, Nanaimo, Sooke, Sidney and Westshore RCMP detachments and Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay municipal police departments. The team is complemented by two media riders from CTV News and Black Press and two special guest riders to commemorate the 15th year celebration of Cops for Cancer in B.C.

The tour sponsor, Coast Capital Savings, is thrilled to announce 18 riders who have been chosen for this year’s team: Jose Bingham, Sheldon Crawford, Christopher Fernandes, Erin Glazier, Kathryn Goodyear, Niki Hodgkinson, Dorothy Junio, Jett Junio, Steven Martindale, Bob McDonald, Cory Moore, Kyle Roy, Jana Sawyer, Kyle Slavin, Norm Smith, Harrison Teed, David Thompson and Matt Webb.


Cops for Cancer Tours take place in four regions across BC: the North, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver. From September 22 to October 5, the Tour de Rock riders will travel from the north to the south end of the Island, visiting 27 communities along the way.



Just Posted

Nanoose Bay carver goes all-in on projects

Bellis creates eight-foot totem as Christmas gift for wife

Oceanside RCMP auxiliary officer earns top honour for volunteer work

Dally presented special award by Island Commander

‘A really kind person’: Parksville’s Nick Major remembered by instructor

Outpouring of support in the days following death of young man

Qualicum Beach council talks East Village plans, traffic calming

Ideas floated for village as a pedestrian-friendly area attracting tech, digital arts industry

Island residents team up on beach cleanups, call for government regulation

‘It’s way beyond what we can deal with’: Lasqueti, Texada, Denman islanders

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Police ask for help locating missing men last seen in South Surrey

Jeep that Richard Scurr and Ryan Provencher were in has been located unoccupied in Logan Lake: RCMP

Islanders have new cancer screening option with $6.5 M diagnostic suite in Victoria

The Gordon Heys Family PET/CT Suite was unveiled at the BC Cancer Centre-Victoria

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

B.C. Ferries crew member’s medical emergency causes cancellations on Nanaimo route

One sailing from West Vancouver and one sailing from Nanaimo cancelled Monday

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Surrey court clerk files human rights complaint related to concussion

Deborah A. Ryane claims her employer discriminated against her on basis of mental disability

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

Health Canada released an overhauled document that did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes

Most Read