The Tour de Rock is coming!
Seventeen police officers, four members of the media and a special guest have been training since the beginning of March to take part in Vancouver Island’s 2013 Cops For Cancer team.
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. 21 on the most exhausting and enriching journey of their lives.
Keep an eye on this site 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.
Scroll down to find an event in your community!
Saturday, June 15 – Thrifty Foods Rib Festival, Admirals
The Thrifty Foods at Admirals Walk will be hosting a rib festival, from 10am-2pm, so come get some delicious ribs by donation in support of the Tour de Rock.
Saturday, June 15 – Car Wash and BBQ for Tour de Rock, Sidney
Need a car wash? Come out to this car wash and BBQ in support of the Tour de Rock. From 10am-2pm on Fifth St. in front of the Quality Break and Muffler Tour de Rock rider Alan Neville-Rutherford will wash your car!
Friday, June 21 – BBQ for Tour de Rock at the Peak, Port Alberni
The Peak Radio hosts a BBQ for Tour de Rock! Come on out for lunch at noon outside the Peak Radio station at 3296 Third Avenue. Join the station crew and let the local RCMP serve you lunch. All proceeds to Tour de Rock!
Saturday, June 22 – Garage Sale & BBQ, Victoria
Come on out and support Tour de Rock riders Jennifer Prunty, Marc Lavergne and Ray Carfantan at this Garage Sale & BBQ in support of the Tour de Rock. Event will run from 10am-2pm.
Saturday, June 22 – The Funk Trunk & Trends Hair Design Give Back to the Tour de Rock, Port Alberni
Local businesses will be showcasing their wares and donating proceeds to the tour. Some highlights include a BBQ, raffles, gift baskets, buzz cuts for $5 and a $20 portrait sitting with Nichele Photography that includes an 8×10 photo! Have fun and support the Tour de Rock, you don’t want to miss this! 11am-3pm.
Saturday, June 29 – Tour de Rock Car Wash & BBQ, Nanaimo
Sponsored by Vancouver Island Region Porsche Club of America, Country Grocer & Mid Island Co-op Gas Bar. This event will take place at the Bowen Road Co-op Gas Bar at 2517 Bowen Rd. from 10am-3pm. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 6 – 11th Annual Cops for Cancer Golf Tournament, Campbell River
The 11th Annual Cops for Cancer Golf Tournament takes place at Storey Creek Golf Course. This golf tournament is a four person scramble followed by a dinner and auction. Golf has already sold out for the 8th year in a row but you can still get dinner tickets for $25 per person by calling Erica Chan-Lafrance at 250.286.0744. If you are a business that wants to increase your exposure by donating a prize or sponsoring a hole please call Erica. “Like Us” on Facebook www.facebook.com/CopsforCancerGolf and be eligible for some cool prizes beginning June 7th, even if you are not golfing, or follow us on our webpage www.copsforcancergolf.ca.
Saturday, July 13 – Thrifty Foods Salmon Festival, Nanaimo
The Thrifty Foods in Nanaimo will be hosting a salmon festival, from 10am-2pm, so come get some salmon by donation in support of the Tour de Rock.
Saturday, July 13 – 4th Annual Barb Johnson Memorial Wacky Golf Tournament for Cancer Research, Port Alberni
Tickets for this fun event are $75 per person $150 for a couple, which includes 9 holes of golf with props and entertainment, appetizers, buffet dinner and dance! This year, each hole will represent a cancer that our loved ones fight each day with awareness information and a hilarious & fun prop for you and your team to enjoy. REMEMBER it’s all FUN and no previous golf experience is required. Teams can be 4-6 players. Sponsorship is still open to any business and can be done by making a $150 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, donation of a raffle item or silent auction and signage for golf course to sponsor a hole. Please sign up today by emailing Jody at email@example.com
Saturday, July 14 – Thrifty Foods Salmon Festival, Comox
The Crown Isle Thrifty Foods will be hosting a salmon festival, from 10am-2pm, so come and get some salmon by donation in support of the Tour de Rock.
Saturday, August 10 – Tour de Rock Beer & Burger, Cobble Hill
Come on out for a Beer and Burger to support Tour de Rock rider Ray Carfantan. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 draw. Tickets are 20$.
Tuesday, August 20 – Cowichan Canadian Tire ‘Tee Off for the Tour’ Golf Tournament, Cowichan
Join CTV and 107.3 KOOL FM Media Riders, Joe Perkins and Jill Van der Geest, for a fun, fast-paced day of golf at Cowichan Golf & Country Club. $149/ person for 18 holes of golf, cart, bbq lunch, dinner, plus a chance to win 1 in 18 hole prizes! Space is limited so register today. ponsorship and Prize donor opportunities are also available. http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/.
Friday, August 30 – Surfside Automotives Annual Tour de Rock BBQ, Parksville
Come on out at 12pm to grab some lunch and meet Oceanside’s Tour de Rock rider Jesse Foreman!
Saturday, August 31 – Tour de Rock FUNdraising at Thalassa Restaurant, Qualicum Beach
Thalassa Restaurant supports the Tour de Rock by hosting a Car Show from 8am-2pm, which will feature Flash Back Freddy Golf all day. At 6pm make sure to come out to the Beer and Burger, doors for this event open at 6pm, where there will be a live and silent auction all in support of the Tour de Rock!
Saturday, September 28 – Tour de Rock Head Shave, Sooke
Come out and support the community of Sooke as they shave their heads for the Tour de Rock. Head Shave will be taking place at 5pm at the Sooke River Campground, 2259 Phillips Rd.
Throughout the Summer – Reusable Bag Campaign, Tofino
Forgot your reusable bags? We’ll forgive you! Tofino Co-op is generously donation proceeds from the sale of plastic bags to Tour de Rock this summer.
Now until July 6 – Tour de Rock Canucks Ticket Raffle
Make sure to buy your raffle tickets for an amazing prize, which includes two lower bowl Canucks Tickets in the Fall of 2013, 1 night accommodation in a Coast Hotel and $400 cash for ferry and meals. Tickets can be purchased in Campbell River at Chan Nowosad Boates, Insurance Centres Dogwood St. office, Coastal Community Credit Union Discover Harbour Branch, Tyee Chev Olds, A Cut Above and the Courtenay office of Investors Group.
June 10 until June 21 – WANTED ~ Donation Items, Victoria
Donation items are being collected for a Garage sale that will be taking place on June 22 at the Island District RCMP office located at 2881 Nanaimo St. Victoria. The items will be collected from 6:30am to 8am on site or contact Marc at 250.818.9177 to arrange a drop off.
June 15 through July 15 – Cowichan Aquatic Centre
For one month the Cowichan Aquatic Centre will be collecting donations from all pool patrons in support of the Tour de Rock!
July 24 through August 6 – Thrifty Foods and PepsiCo Promo
Buy $10 in participating PepsiCo products and $1 will be donated to Cops for Cancer.
- PepsiCo Foods: Quaker Family Bars 5/$10
- PepsiCo Beverages: Pepsi Cubes ($6.99); Pepsi 2L (BOGO); Aquafina 24pk/Dole 12pks/Gatorade Multipacks (all BOGO); O.N.E. 1L/Pepsi Glass ($3.99) & Starbucks/Energy (2/$4)
Save the date – more details to come!
Date TBD – “Kick it for the Kids” Raffle for Tour de Rock
Soccer Fan? Stay tuned for locations selling Rider Ed Dejong’s raffle tickets.
1st Prize – Team Signed Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Ball
2nd Prize – $50 Gift Certificate from Soccer Zone in Nanaimo
3rd Prize – Vancouver Whitecaps Supporter Scarf
Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July – 24 hour ride @ UVic
Witness three Tour de Rock riders cruise ring road for 24 hours to raise money for children battling cancer.
Saturday, July 27 – Beer and Burger, Port Alberni
Beer and Burger night at the Westwind Pub featuring Lance Lapointe! Details to follow soon.
Thursday, August 22 – Tour de Rock Fundraiser @ Glo
Great food, live & silent auction, casino night and more.
Sunday, September 29 – Tour de Rock Gala, Nanaimo
Dress up and join the team for dinner! Tickets are $60, which include a delicious dinner & a great door prize entry. Live music, fabulous silent & live auctions, cash bar and tons of fun! Tickets on sale soon.
Monday, September 30 – Tour de Rock Community Stop
Greet the team as they roll into Nanaimo and make sure to bring your kids (it’s a pro-d day)! There will be a BBQ lunch by donation, music, dancing, kid’s activities and more. Celebration 11am-1:30pm.
Wednesday, October 2 – Westin Bear Mountain Gala, West Shore
Join the team at this beautiful event taking place in the Westin Bear Mountain ball room.
The team includes:
Aubrey Blackhall, Oak Bay Police
Marie Bourque, Victoria Police
Lisa Bruschetta, Saanich Police
Ray Carfantan, Island District RCMP
Terry Curry, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP
Misty Dymtar, Nanaimo RCMP
Ed Dejong, Gabriola Island RCMP
Jennifer Faerber, Vista Radio
Jesse Foreman, Oceanside RCMP
Doug Franklin, Saanich Police
Donna Fraser, Westshore RCMP
Marc Lavergne, Island District RCMP
Arnold Lim, Black Press
Alan Neville-Rutherford, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP
Kevin Nunn, guest rider
Mike Oliver, CFB Esquimalt
Joe Perkins, CTV News Vancouver Island
Jennifer Prunty, Island District RCMP
Mike Russell, Victoria Police
Chris Squire, Ucluelet RCMP
Jillian Van der Geest, KOOL FM
Andrew Waddell, Tofino RCMP
For further info: Kristen Hayden at 250-414-4251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday September 21: Port Alice
Sunday September 22: Port Hardy and Port McNeill
Monday September 23: Woss and Sayward
Tuesday September 24: Campbell River
Wednesday September 25: Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland
Thursday September 26: Union Bay, Qualicum and Parksville
Friday September 27: Port Alberni
Saturday September 28: Tofino and Ucluelet
Sunday September 29: Nanaimo
Monday September 30: Ladysmith and Chemainus
Tuesday October 1: Lake Cowichan and Duncan
Wednesday October 2: Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Sooke, Westshore
Thursday October 3: Oak Bay, Victoria and Sidney
Friday October 4: Esquimalt, Saanich and Victoria
Friday October 4: Spirit Square Finale