Oak Bay High raised more than $36

VIDEO: Oak Bay High raises more than $36,000 for Tour de Rock

Students shave heads, wax legs, and pay to pie teachers and community leaders

  • Thu Sep 29th, 2016 11:00am
  • News


Oak Bay High raised more than $36,000 after an hour-long event in the school’s competition gym today (Sept. 29).

The event featured a record more than 50 students getting a haircut. The annual event includes waxing, headshaves and pies in the face for staff, students and local dignitaries.

Last year the C4C campaign and Oak Bay Nation – the term students and staff use to describe the school population and wider community – raised $42,501 for the Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser Tour de Rock, where officers bike the length of the Island to support cancer research and Camp Goodtimes. The two-week, 1,000-kilometre bike ride for a team of police officers and guest riders to raise money to fight childhood cancer starts Sept. 24 and ends Oct. 7 in Victoria.

A fashion and art show, featuring student work, is slated for Sept. 30 at the school.

Tickets are available at the door for $8 for students and $10 for adults.

A community garage sale fills Saturday, Oct. 1 at Oak Bay High. Residents can purchase a table for $20 to sell their wares from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the midst of all the fundraising, the campaign team is organizing an event for Oct. 6 when the Tour de Rock riders roll into town.

The two-week, 1,000-kilometre bike ride for a team of police officers and guest riders to raise money to fight childhood cancer starts Sept. 24 and ends Oct. 7 in Victoria.

To purchase a garage sale table, or for other campaign questions, call Jack at 250-885-4423 or email emma_bon@telus.net.