The Tour de Rock is coming!

This year’s team has been training since the beginning of March to take part in Vancouver Island’s 2017 Cops for Cancer team. 2017 marks the 20th year of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, and we are excited to celebrate this with Vancouver Island!

They’ll need your support as they perform thousands of kilometres of training – hills on Tuesday nights, speed work Thursdays, distance on Sundays — before setting off Sept. 23 on the most exhausting and enriching journey of their lives.

Keep an eye on this page for details on how you, too, can join the cops and the Canadian Cancer Society in helping children with cancer. Cops for Cancer has a huge number of fun and fantastic events coming up.

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Tour de Rock Gonzalez Recyclables #forthekids – Victoria @ Bottle Depot - Return it Centre
May 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Donating to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock Gonzalez made easy! During the Months of May through August, when you return your recyclables for refund at any Bottle Depot:
  • Glanford Bottle Depot – 4261 Glanford Ave, Victoria, BC V8Z 4B9
  • Quadra Bottle Depot – 3961 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8X 1J7
  • Downtown Bottle Depot – 655 Queens Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1L9
Please consider donating your refund to Tour de Rock #forthekids. At the beginning of your transaction, just mention you wish to donate the amount to TOUR DE ROCK GONZALEZ to support Tour de Rock rider, Mike Gonzalez! 
*Bottle Depot – Return it Centre hours may vary*
Tammy’s Cafe Raffle – Campbell River @ Tammy's Cafe
Jul 6 – Aug 31 all-day

Tammy’s Cafe is holding a raffle draw! Tickets are $5 each OR 3 for $10. Get your tickets today at Tammy’s Cafe, 9635 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC (Between Campbell River and Sayward). First prize: Picnic table, Second prize: Planter boxes, Third prize: Hand carved yellow cedar bowl! Buy your tickets today in support of 2017 Tour de Rock. Prizes can be seen in the picture below.


NEW! 2nd Annual Tour de Rock “Rock” Burger – Ladysmith @ Fox and Hounds
Jul 20 – Oct 2 all-day

The “Rock” Burger is back! Head out to Fox & Hounds Pub in Ladysmith (11 High St, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1) starting now until October 2nd and enjoy The “Rock” Burger for Lunch or Dinner for only $16.95! $1.50 from each burger sold is donated to the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock! The burger is a delicious 7oz locally made prime rib burger with spinach, goat cheese  and fresh strawberries – served with chips and green salad. For more information, feel free to contact Fox and Hounds at 250.924.1747

Tour de Rock Golf Tournament – Port Hardy @ Seven Hills Golf and Country Club
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am

Hole in one! Seven Hills Golf and Country Club, 8945 Granville St, Port Hardy, is hosting a Tour de Rock Gold Tournament! 4 ball best all. Come show off your skills and support 2017 Tour de Rock rider, Sandra Boyd! Cost to participate is $60/ person or $20 for dinner only.

Boston Pizza – Campbell River @ Boston Pizza
Jul 26 all-day

All day at Campbell River Boston Pizza. 1309 N Island Hwy, Campbell River, 15% of the sales will go to 2017 Tour de Rock rider, Virginia Bessette! From 3 pm – close there will be a 50/50 and silent auction.  At 7, a few Mounties are going to get their legs waxed (rip a strip). You can rip a strip off their leg hair for a cost of course. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this amazing event!

Tour de Rock Night at Boston Pizza – Campbell River @ Boston Pizza
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 12:00 am

Join 2017 Tour de Rock rider, Virginia Bessette for a night full of fun and festivities during the Tour de Rock night at Boston Pizza Campbell River (1308 N Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC)! 15% of daily Boston Pizza proceeds go to the 2017 Tour de Rock. There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction from 3pm to 12am! You can also wax a Mountie’s leg hair, Rip a Strip, at 7pm by donation. Money raised from this event will go towards Paediatric Cancer Research and Camp Goodtimes

Burger/Beer Fundraiser – Port Hardy @ Taziker’s at the Glen Lyon Inn
Jul 27 all-day

Did somebody say food? Head to Taziker’s at the Glen Lyon Inn at 6435 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy for the Burger and Beer Fundraiser in support of 2017 Tour de Rock rider, Sandra Boyd! Tickets to this event is $20 with 50% of it going to the Tour! Come on down and show your support!

“Weave for Life” at Uptown Market – Qualicum Beach @ Downtown Qualicum Beach
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vendors, Food, Entertainment and Summer Time Fun every Thursday Evening from 6 to 9pm! Help weave a cloth by donation to create a beautiful Tour de Rock inspired cloth! There will also be hand woven products, live music, food and more. Head on down to the Uptown Market at 2nd Ave / Beach Ave to Memorial, Qualicum Beach, and come show your support to the 2017 Tour de Rock Riders, Dave Boyce and Beth O’Connor! For more information about this event, please contact Beth O’Connor at

NEW! Bike Raffle – Cobble Hill @ CobbleStone Pub
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In conjunction with Music in the Park – local musicians playing music for the community. Family friendly, bring a picnic – pub available. Come on down to the CobbleStone pub at 3566 Holland Ave, Cobble Hill, BC to support 2017 Tour de Rock rider Ashley Cockle! Every Thursday starting from July 20 to August 31st from 6:30pm to 8pm, come join and show your support. Tickets for the raffle are $2/ each or $5 for 3 tickets! You can get them in the Park in Cobble Hill Village on Thursday evenings. For more information, please contact James Galt at 778.676.8779 or via email at

NEW! Cup for Cancer Barrel Race Hot Dog and Bake Sale – Comox @ Summerside Tack
Jul 29 all-day

Support the CFC and Camp Goodtimes! Looking for some beautiful western wear to wear at the CFC Book Stomping Hootenanny on September 16th?! Well, Summerside Tack (1081 Knight Road, Comox, BC) is the place to be on July 29, 2017 and while there, have a hot dog – some home backed goodies all in support of a great cause! Look forward to seeing y’all!


2017 Tour Schedule & Dates

  • Saturday September 23: Port Alice
  • Sunday September 24: Port Hardy and Port McNeill
  • Monday September 25: Woss and Sayward
  • Tuesday September 26: Campbell River
  • Wednesday September 27: Comox and Courtenay
  • Thursday September 28: Cumberland, Union Bay, Qualicum and Parksville
  • Friday September 29: Port Alberni
  • Saturday September 30: Ucluelet
  • Sunday October 1: Tofino and Nanaimo
  • Monday October 2: Nanaimo and Ladysmith
  • Tuesday October 3: Chemainus, Lake Cowichan and Duncan
  • Wednesday October 4: Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Sooke, Westshore
  • Thursday October 5: Oak Bay, Victoria and Sidney
  • Friday October 6: Esquimalt, Saanich, and Victoria
  • Friday October 6: Grand Finale