Car washes and strip waxathons set as Tour de Rock fundraisers start rolling on the West Shore

Tour de Rock officially gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Port Alice

Rick Stiebel/News Staff

The Tour de Rock is gearing up with some fundraisers in the next two weeks as they ride together toward the main event.

View Royal firefighters will host a car wash at the View Royal Public Safety building on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the initiative, an annual event on Vancouver Island that raises money to send children dealing with cancer to Camp Goodtimes, and for cancer research. Make a donation, grab a hotdog and drink, get your vehicle cleaned and help get the Tour de Rock off to a great start.

RELATED: Saanich youth among the first to meet the 2019 Tour de Rock team

Grin and bear it at the Rip and Strip Waxathon at the Millstream Starbucks on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help make this event a success from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Saanich Volunteer Fire department is hosting a professional car wash on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the same day with face painting for the little ones, music and raffle tickets as well.

The Tour de Rock officially gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Port Alice and winds up two weeks later on Oct. 4 with stops in Esquimalt, Saanich and Victoria. The team of first responders, media and celebrity riders take part in fundraisers and collect donations in 27 communities along the 1,000 km ride. Contact tourderockevents@bc.cancer.ca to add a fundraising event to the calendar, or for more information.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Tour de Rock

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Original Victoria Clipper vessel sails one last time

Vessel sold to buyers in Gabon, Central Africa

Lawyer says substitute teacher fought sexual urges for 30 years

Former Victoria badminton coach Harry Charles Sadd to be sentenced for sexual abuse of boys

Public hearing coming for Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct

Police watchdog hearing follows VPD investigation into allegations

Saanich police search for alleged UVic Bookstore thief

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact police

Extreme Weather Protocol kicks in as cold night forecast for Victoria

A total of 472 shelter spaces open across Greater Victoria

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

Most Read