This morning at Oak Bay High School, in front of a cheering, jam-packed crowd, 20 Vancouver Island police officers and one radio personality were named to the 2015 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team. This 21-member team will cycle the length of Vancouver Island in September and October, raising money for pediatric cancer research and support programs.
This year’s team includes some high-ranking law enforcement officials, including the Island District RCMP’s Chief Superintendent and the Commanding Officer of Equimalt’s Military Police.
The team members all received their Coast Capital Savings training jerseys and their Trek bikes during the announcement.
“It’s such an honour to get to put on this Tour de Rock jersey for the first time. It’s so much more than just a cycling jersey; what it stands for on Vancouver Island – for community, for a unifying cause like pediatric cancer – is overwhelming,” said Ray Bernoties, Commander of the RCMP's Island District, Chief Superintendent.