Tour de Rock

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’

 

A small crew of six Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock alumni riders pause for a quick break and a spot of sunshine at MacKenzie Beach on Saturday before powering off to Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast celebrates Tour de Rock 2020 alumni riders

“The goal for this year is just to keep the magic alive.”

 

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

 

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.
Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018

Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018

The West Coast’s athletes filled 2018 with flair, personal achievements and competitive success.

  • Jan 13, 2019
Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018
PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

See some of the best photographs from the 2018 Tour de Rock from across Vancouver Island

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures
WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

See the incredibly compassionate and dedicated supporters of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Tour de Rock completes epic Island journey in Victoria

Riders made stops across Capital Region finishing with roughly $1 million in donations

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Remembering the best compliment ever

Remembering the best compliment ever

Arnold Lim on junior rider Lucas Wetklo and the effect the seven-year-old’s story had on him as he rides the 2017 Tour de Rock.

Remembering the best compliment ever
Andrew Bailey Photo                                 Three-year-old Ava Duncan volunteered for her first-ever haircut during Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock festivities on Saturday afternoon

VIDEO: Tour de Rock riders honour Ucluelet with Community Champion award

Local rider Marcel Midlane thanks West Coasters for a whopping $60,000 of support.

Andrew Bailey Photo                                 Three-year-old Ava Duncan volunteered for her first-ever haircut during Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock festivities on Saturday afternoon
Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Black Press media rider Arnold Lim on the differences between riding the Tour de Rock in 2013, compared to his experience in 2017.

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time
Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old cancer survivor Natalia Corigall endured a harrowing journey with Leukaemia and…

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock
Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock rider Arnold Lim shares a story from his first ride in 2013 that became a powerful motivator to want to ride again, in 2017

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck
Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Follow the 2017 Tour de Rock

Follow the Tour de Rock, as they pedal more than 1,000 kilometres fundraising to combat paediatric cancer

Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)

Tour de Rock Vlog 5: Camp Goodtimes

The 2017 team visits the camp serving children with cancer and their families, and one of the beneficiaries of the tour.

Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)
Local Tour de Rock rider Marcel Midlane raised over $3,000 for Cops for Cancer during a Spin-A-Thon event in July and he’s keeping the fundraising roll going by offering sponsorships for each leg of his roughly 1,000 kilometre ride. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tour de Rock rider searching for sponsors in Tofino and Ucluelet

“Every single dollar helps and goes a long way towards helping these children.”

Local Tour de Rock rider Marcel Midlane raised over $3,000 for Cops for Cancer during a Spin-A-Thon event in July and he’s keeping the fundraising roll going by offering sponsorships for each leg of his roughly 1,000 kilometre ride. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Brothers Ryan and Mark Hendren’s road to riding the 2017 Tour de Rock included overcoming a harrowing journey with cancer.

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers
Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington

Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington

The 2017 Tour de Rock team, including Black Press rider Arnold Lim, challenges Mount Washington in episode 3 of his video blog.

Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington
VIDEO: Ucluelet celebrates Friday’s Cops for Cancer Spin-A-Thon event

VIDEO: Ucluelet celebrates Friday’s Cops for Cancer Spin-A-Thon event

A party going kicked off in the the Ucluelet Co-op’s parking lot at 10 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m.

VIDEO: Ucluelet celebrates Friday’s Cops for Cancer Spin-A-Thon event
Ucluelet Spin-a-thon event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride

Ucluelet Spin-a-thon event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride

“It’s a heck of a lot of fun and you’re supporting a great cause.”

Ucluelet Spin-a-thon event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride