Members of the 2015 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team don their training jerseys at Oak Bay High School who hosted the launch May 1.

Oak Bay High School launches Tour de Rock

20 Vancouver Island police officers were named to the 2015 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team

  • Fri May 1st, 2015 3:00pm
  • News


 

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.

 

The 2015 Tour de Rock Team

John    Belanger                           North Vancouver Island Traffic Services

Mihai   Ilioi                                  Nanaimo RCMP

Hilary Eastmure                           Nanaimo’s 91.7 coast FM (media rider)

Ian     Wetzel-Eden                      North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

Nicholas        Brame                    West Shore RCMP

Derek  Brand                               West Shore RCMP

Rodney         Carper                    CFB Esquimalt

Pamela          Harris                     CFB Esquimalt

Michael          Lemire                    CFB Esquimalt

Brent  Hilborne                            Victoria Police Department

Matthew        Rutherford              Victoria Police Department

Diane  Luszniak                           Victoria Police Department

Nawid  Akbar                               Saanich Police Department

Paul    Egli                                  Saanich Police Department

Nick    Mandryk                           Saanich Police Department

Steve  Smith                               Saanich Police Department

Dillon   Sahota                             Central Saanich Police Service

Devin  Fidler                               Sidney/North Saanich RCMP

Ray     Bernoties                          Island District RCMP

Robert Webb                               Island District RCMP

Alison  Wood                               Island District RCMP