Tour de Rock

The 25th anniversary Tour de Rock team, raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society, visits Oak Bay High on the penultimate day of the tour Oct. 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay High raises over $34,000 to send 18 kids facing cancer to camp

Students continue tradition of raising funds for Tour de Rock and Camp Goodtimes

 

Tour de Rock rider Karen Robinson, a Saanich police constable and Sooke resident, greets students at École Poirier Elementary School on Wednesday. (Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror)

Tour de Rock receives warm welcome in Sooke

Ecole Poirier greets riders with $1,500 donation

 

Gur Ben Dor loses locks for Tour de Rock during a Sept. 28 fundraiser at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)

Oak Bay students ready for Tour de Rock appearance

Leadership team set to announce fundraising total Thursday

 

Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tour de Rock rider proposes to now-fiancé at Island cancer-fighting tour stop

Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes pops the question to Donna Monteith at fundraising event

Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

2022 Tour de Rock gets warm welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary raises $8,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Honourary Tour de Rock rider Olivia Lassam with VicPD rider Const. Chris Van Swietan. Photo courtesy the Lassam family.

Community rallies for honourary Tour de Rock rider battling return of childhood brain tumour

Victoria girl, family and friends support riders in 25th anniversary tour

  • Sep 26, 2022
Honourary Tour de Rock rider Olivia Lassam with VicPD rider Const. Chris Van Swietan. Photo courtesy the Lassam family.
Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Sooke RCMP Sgt. Kevin Shaw arrests Bev Lewis, manager of the Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, at the Jail and Bail fundraiser on Sept. 10 that raised close to $24,000 for the Tour de Rock. (Photo-contributed)

Sooke steps up with ‘bail money’ for Tour de Rock

Jail and Bail event raises almost $24,000

Sooke RCMP Sgt. Kevin Shaw arrests Bev Lewis, manager of the Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, at the Jail and Bail fundraiser on Sept. 10 that raised close to $24,000 for the Tour de Rock. (Photo-contributed)
Students kick-off Cops for Cancer fundraising with a car was at Oak Bay High. The event is among many students host to raise cash for Tour de Rock. (Courtesy C4C at Oak Bay High)

Oak Bay High students fundraise ahead of Tour de Rock visit

Cops for Cancer fundraisers continue through the month

Students kick-off Cops for Cancer fundraising with a car was at Oak Bay High. The event is among many students host to raise cash for Tour de Rock. (Courtesy C4C at Oak Bay High)
Sooke resident Karen Robinson, a constable with the Saanich Police, is participating in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Tour de Rock rider has special bond to Sooke

Karen Robinson is a Saanich police constable

Sooke resident Karen Robinson, a constable with the Saanich Police, is participating in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)

Greater Victoria Tour de Rock members inspired by the kids they’re riding for

21 riders training since March for event, which launches Sept. 24 in Port Hardy

  • Aug 20, 2022
Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)
BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)

Cyclist asks Vancouver Islanders to step up Tour de Rock donations after 2-year slump

Fundraising events include music and cocktails at Malahat Skywalk to celebrate 25th tour

BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)
Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Central Saanich car wash brings Tour de Rock team closer to $800K goal

The Saturday event saw a steady stream of both cars and donations

Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Tillicum elementary principal Jeff Duyndam, introduced as part of the 2022 Tour de Rock riders team, gets his students going at the launch event Friday, May 6. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 team unveiled at Saanich elementary school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 Island fundraiser hail from around the Island

Tillicum elementary principal Jeff Duyndam, introduced as part of the 2022 Tour de Rock riders team, gets his students going at the launch event Friday, May 6. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Music, alumni and residents greeted the annual Tour de Rock as a team rolled into Sidney for its finale last October. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

Music, alumni and residents greeted the annual Tour de Rock as a team rolled into Sidney for its finale last October. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and Reynolds Secondary Student Maya Evancio Barker reveal the final count for the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock – $505,000. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

UPDATE: More than $500,000 raised for kids with cancer in 2021 Tour de Rock

Annual ride raises funds for life-saving pediatric cancer research and support programs

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and Reynolds Secondary Student Maya Evancio Barker reveal the final count for the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock – $505,000. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Black Press Media rider Arnold Lim during the 2017 Tour de Rock ride. (Courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society)

Kids inspire Black Press Media rider to tackle Tour de Rock for third time

‘Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 or anything else for that matter’

Black Press Media rider Arnold Lim during the 2017 Tour de Rock ride. (Courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society)
Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)

Music, food and memories on tap for Tour de Rock finale in Sidney

Cops for Cancer fundraiser marks 24 years with in-person event, remote options

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)