Cops for Cancer

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-fiancée at Ucluelet celebration

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

 

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

 

The Hassam family: parents Morgan and John Lassam, with Lucas, left, Olivia, centre, and Kai. Photo courtesy Lassam family.

Honourary Tour de Rock rider battling return of childhood brain tumour

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

  • Sep 27, 2022

 

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)

Cops for Cancer team finds $2,350 in cash lost by would-be sheep farmer in Chilliwack

Cyclists managed to corral 23 $100 bills meant to purchase blackbelly sheep

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)
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)
Rachelle Cole hurls a keg during the 2022 Ukee Days Keg Toss competition. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Rachelle Cole is on a roll

Cole is the top fundraiser in the 25th Annual Tour de Rock peloton of 21 cyclists by a landslide

Rachelle Cole hurls a keg during the 2022 Ukee Days Keg Toss competition. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes of Ucluelet arrives at the top of Mount Washington Alpine Resort during a practice ride in July. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)

Tour de Rock fundraising ramps up for 2022 team member Rick Geddes

He may be Ucluelet’s fire chief but his hometown Port Alberni is embracing Geddes’ tour appearance

Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes of Ucluelet arrives at the top of Mount Washington Alpine Resort during a practice ride in July. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)
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)
Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)

Ucluelet riders ready for life changing Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes team up to raise funds for paediatric cancer research

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)
Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 rider team unveiled at south Island school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 fundraising tour hail from around Vancouver Island

Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

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

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

Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
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 as Tour de Rock ready to wrap tomorrow 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)
Ucluelet councillor Jennifer Hoar happily buzzed Paula Cribbin’s hair while Co-op board president Gord Dunsmore had his locks removed by local hairdresser Jan Smith as Tour de Rock rider Marcel Midlane watched on with delight at Ucluelet’s Cop for Cancer headshaving event on Saturday. The community came together to raise over $3,000 for pediatric cancer research and to send kids living with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet raises over $3K for Cops for Cancer

The Ucluelet Co-op parking lot pulsated with philanthropic vibrations on Saturday afternoon

Ucluelet councillor Jennifer Hoar happily buzzed Paula Cribbin’s hair while Co-op board president Gord Dunsmore had his locks removed by local hairdresser Jan Smith as Tour de Rock rider Marcel Midlane watched on with delight at Ucluelet’s Cop for Cancer headshaving event on Saturday. The community came together to raise over $3,000 for pediatric cancer research and to send kids living with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Revamped Tour de Rock kicks off with a ride through the North Island

Organizers hoping next year’s 25th anniversary will be a post-pandemic full ride

Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Father and son

A Cycle of Giving: Tour de Rock rolls on

September is often viewed as a time of change and of starting…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Father and son
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)

799 days: ‘Super’ Weston defeats cancer

‘Weston is disease-free now, so we will be going into a period of checkups and things until he’s 18’

Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)
The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock
Grade 4 UES student Mason Midlane gets his philanthropic new hairdo on Saturday at community head shaving event at the Ucluelet Co-op. Midlane raised about $500 for paediatric cancer research and to help send kids battling cancer to Camp Good Times.
Grade 4 UES student Mason Midlane gets his philanthropic new hairdo on Saturday at community head shaving event at the Ucluelet Co-op. Midlane raised about $500 for paediatric cancer research and to help send kids battling cancer to Camp Good Times.