Weekend bottle drive boosts Cops for Cancer fundraising in Oak Bay

Oak Bay High C4C campaign gears up for tour visit Oct. 5

Oak Bay High students canvas local neighborhoods fundraising for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock just as the tour leaves this weekend.

The students on the C4C campaign host a bottle drive Sept. 23 at Oak Bay High, raising funds for the school’s Cops for Cancer campaign. Students will canvas and bottle donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.

Students gear up for their big head shave event, set for Sept. 26, invariably featuring leg waxes and community leaders getting pie in the face, all as a fundraiser for the C4C campaign.

The 20th annual Tour de Rock begins Sept. 23, when the team of 24 departs for a 1,000 kilometre, two-week bicycle journey down Vancouver Island, raising money for pediatric cancer research and support programs.

Cheer the riders Sept. 23 as they head off to Port Alice and the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

The team of police and other first responders leave from Admirals Walk by Coast Capital Savings and Thrifty Foods around 7:30 a.m.

2017 Tour de Rock itinerary

. Saturday, September 23- Travel by vehicle, Port Alice

. Sunday, September 24 – Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port McNeill 97km

. Monday, September 25 – Port McNeill, Woss, Sayward 140km

. Tuesday, September 26 – Sayward, Campbell River 74km

. Wednesday September 27 – Campbell River, Comox Valley 60km

. Thursday September 28 – Comox Valley, Qualicum/Parksville 81km

. Friday September 29 – Parksville, Port Alberni 51km

. Saturday September 30 – Port Alberni, Ucluelet 102km

. Sunday October 1 – Tofino, Nanaimo 35km

. Monday October 2 – Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Chemainus 48km

. Tuesday October 3 – Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Duncan 81km

. Wednesday October 4 – Duncan, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Sooke, Westshore 78km

. Thursday, October 5- Oak Bay/Victoria, Sidney 40km

. Friday, October 6 – Esquimalt, Saanich, Victoria 40km

. Friday, October 6- Spirit Square Finale


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Strong winds could reach up to 80 km/hr along coastal areas

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

Victoria wins crucial WHL contest over Giants in Langley

Royals take over second in B.C. Division ahead of Vancouver

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Wind warning back in effect around Vancouver Island

80 km/h winds expected Saturday, Jan. 20, on east coast of Island, 100 km/h on west coast

Most Read