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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NEW! Donate Your Recyclables #forthekids – Victoria @ Bottle Depot - Return it Centre
May 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Donating to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock 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*
Cops for Cancer Golf Tournament – Ucluelet @ Long Beach Golf Course
May 27 @ 1:00 pm

Head to the Long Beach Golf Course to participate in the Cops for Cancer Golf Tournament! At 1:00pm, this event will have a shot gun start. There will be nine (9) holes for the golf course, beer & burger for lunch, KP/ LD prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw, buffet dinner and a twoonie will get you in a mini golf tourney at the end. Come show your support in all these fun activities and for Tour de Rock Rider, Marcel Midlane! Only $75 to participate in all of these activities. Call the golf course at (250) 725-3332 to sign up! For more information, feel free to contact Carrie Midlane at

NEW! Tour de Rock Bottle Drive – Nanaimo @ Bowen Rd COOP Parking Lot, Nanaimo
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bring your pop cans, beer cans, juice containers, alcohol bottles, wine boxes (with bladder in them), and plastic bottles to the Bowen Rd COOP parking lot in Nanaimo! Any recyclable bottles or CASH will be accepted. Show your support to Tour de Rock riders, Kevin Flood and Samantha Caram and help raise funds for local pediatric cancer support services and pediatric cancer research! For more information, feel free to contact Norm Smith at (250) 756-1245.

NEW! Victoria HarbourCats Game Tickets And 50/50 for Tour De Rock – Victoria @ Royal Athletic Park
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join in all the fun at the ballpark! It’s Bobble Head Night, one of the best nights of the season at Royal Athletic Park!

Purchase your $19 special game tickets from the Old Spaghetti Factory, to support Tour de Rock rider Mike Gonzalez and Ashley Cockle. 100% of these ticket proceeds will be donated to Cops for Cancer.

Don’t forget to buy your game day 50/50 tickets at the ballpark to support Tour De Rock #forthekids

For more information, check out the Facebook event page at

UPDATE! 3rd Annual Haircuts #forthekids – Victoria @ Brothers Barbershop
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BROTHERS BARBERSHOP PRESENTS: Haircuts #ForTheKids! Haircuts are by suggested donation with 100% of all proceeds donated #forthekids. Brothers Artor and Visar Gashi with their team of talented barbers at 770 Fort Street will open their doors exclusively, on a day they would otherwise be closed, for the third year in a row to support the Tour and Tour de Rock rider, Mike Gonzalez!

Bring your husband, brothers, dad, boyfriend, grandpa, uncle, cousin and son. Tell your boss, neighbour, coach and ex. Heck, tell everyone you know that needs a haircut and neck massage after.

As you get a haircut, grove to the beats of the special guest DJ, then enjoy a cold beverage, all courtesy of the generosity of Red Bull Canada #givesyouwings.

For more information, feel free to visit their Facebook page at

5th Annual CTV Personalities and Pasta Night – Victoria @ Old Spaghetti Factory
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm

Bring your appetite, enjoy a three course meal, then tip your favourite CTV Vancouver Island personality, as they serve you drinks and hopefully do not spill your dinner on the way to your table.

Have you ever ordered a Rack of Ribs with a side of Joe Perkins? Maybe you’d prefer a glass of Chardonnay with a splash of Louise Hartland. How about a weather forecast with Astrid Braunschmidt and a 100% chance of Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Tickets will available from the Old Spaghetti Factory and are all inclusive with three course meal, including beer and wine.

There are two separate seatings 6:00-8:00PM and 8:15 PM.

Thank you to all of our national brand suppliers who step up to generously support Personalities and Pasta Night. It is this outstanding support from these brands that allows us to donate 100% of every dollar raised to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock #forthekids.

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: Tofino and Ucluelet
  • Sunday October 1: 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