The Tour de Rock is coming!

2017 North Island Tour de Rock Itinerary

2017 Mid Island Tour de Rock Itinerary

2017 South Island Tour de Rock Itinerary


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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Tammy’s Cafe Raffle – Campbell River @ Tammy's Cafe
Jul 6 – Sep 26 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. Draw date is on September 26, 2017!


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

Charity of Choice – The Bottle Depot – Victoria @ The Bottle Depot
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all-day

BOTTLE-DEPOT-LOGOSave your bottles until August/September! Tour de Rock is the charity of choice for these two months at the three Bottle Depot locations in Victoria! Simply bring your bottles to any of the three locations listed on during August and September and either put the bottles in the Charity Donation Bin at these locations, or bring them inside the depot and let the staff know they are for Tour de Rock, the Charity of the Month. Support ALL Tour de Rock Riders! No sorting required! Help spread the word!

Locations are:

* 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

*Bottle Depot – Return it Centre hours may vary*

Nanaimo Tour de Rock Raffle – Nanaimo @ Thrifty Foods, Port Place Mall, Lunch stop
Aug 17 – Oct 2 all-day

Raffle draw!? Try you luck and purchase your tickets today for just $5! You can get them at the CCS Office Nanimo (777 Poplar St.), Coast Capital Savings, or by emailing Norm Smith at Be sure to get your tickets today and support 2017 Tour de Rock riders Samantha Caram and Kevin Flood! Draw date is October 2nd at Thrifty Foods, Port Place Mall, Lunch stop (650 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo). 1st prize – $1000.00 CASH 2nd prize – $500.00 Camping Package donated by Cabela’s 3rd prize – IPad donated by Country Club Centre. For more information, feel free to contact Norm Smith at 250.756.1245 or via email at

Thrifty Foods Celebrates their 40th Birthday with Cops for Cancer – All Thrifty Foods Location @ All Thrifty Foods Location
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

During September all Thrifty Foods locations will donate $1 from the sale of every bag of Monster Cookies. Customers can also donate their 3¢ reusable bag rebate or make a cash donation at the till.

Tour de Rock – Adopt a Rider 2017 – Ladysmith
Sep 7 – Oct 2 all-day

Tour de Rock – Adopt a Rider 2017 – Ladysmith

Ongoing: October 2, 2017

This year marks the 20th year for Tour de Rock, a two-week, 1,000-kilometre bike ride to raise money to fight childhood cancer.
Since 1998, 314 police officers have been named to the Tour de Rock team, along with 44 others, including childhood cancer survivors, longtime volunteers and members of the media who tell the story.
The Ladysmith Tour de Rock committee is once again looking for sponsors to adopt each of the 24 Tour de Rock 2017 riders for $75 each. The majority of this money goes to Cops for Cancer, which funds paediatric cancer research as well as sending kids with a history of cancer along with their families to Camp Goodtimes – where they get to be ‘kids’ for a week! A small portion pays for the riders dinner at the Ladysmith Red Serge dinner held on October 2nd.
Your sponsorship gets you a sign with you or your businesses name and your adopted rider’s name printed on, that can be held up by you or a volunteer that welcomes the riders into town on October 2nd, and a picture taken with your rider.
If you or your business would like to ‘Adopt a Rider’ please let me know. You can make cheques payable to Tour de Rock Ladysmith and mail them to Teresa McKinley PO Box 1594, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1B2 . If you have questions or would like to arrange a pick-up of cash or cheque, please email Teresa at or phone/lv message eves 250.245.7872. Please have all funds to me by September 21st so we have time to get the signs printed.
If you would like a tax receipt from the Canadian Cancer Society, please fill out the attached form, or email me your mailing address.

Boston Pizza Courtenay Raffle – Courtenay @ Boston Pizza Courtenay
Sep 10 – Oct 4 all-day

Starting Sept 10th, Boston Pizza Courtenay is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 14’ Pelican Premium 140x Kayak. Tickets are $10 each, only 300 tickets to be sold. Tickets on sale from Sept. 10th – Oct 4th, draw held at Boston Pizza Courtenay on Oct 5th at 11am. For more information, please contact Boston Pizza Courtenay at 250.334.2222

NEW! Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Campbell River @ Showcase 5 Theatres
Sep 22 @ 6:15 pm


Come on down to Showcase 5 Theatres at 100 Dogwood St S, Campbell River to watched the new movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 6:45 pm showing – doors open at 6:15 pm! A portion of the sale of all Kingsman: The Golden Circle sales will go to Tour de Rock for the entire run of the show as the Showcase 5 Theatre in Campbell River. Dress up in your finest Kingsman outfit! There will be lots of prizes for the different costumes! Please contact Ciara at 250 895-9093 for more information.


NEW! BBQ/Carwash fundraiser event for Tour de Rock – Campbell River @ North Island Co-op
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Island Co-op is having a BBQ/carwash fundraiser Sat Sept. 23/17. This event is by donation only and all moneys collected from BBQ and the Car wash will be presented to the Tour at Thrifty foods Sept 26th. The River City Stangs and some cars from the Vintage Car club will be on site. Austin Hack is bringing his race car also.

NI Co-op Burger BBQ – Campbell River @ Campbell River Gas Bar (North Island Co-op)
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What’s hot and sizzles? A BURGER BBQ! Head towards the Campbell River Gas Bar (North Island Co-op – 940 Ironwood Street) to enjoy some delicious burgers. Come show your support and help raise funds for local pediatric cancer support services and pediatric cancer research! There will be a car wash as well! Drive your cars down to this event and leave with it clean. Keep your eyes out for some classic cars there including the Mustang club. For more information, feel free to contact Mike at 250-286-1071 or via email at

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