Tour de Rock

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and Reynolds Secondary Student Maya Evancio Barker reveal the final count for the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock – $505,000. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

UPDATE: More than $500,000 raised for kids with cancer in 2021 Tour de Rock

Annual ride raises funds for life-saving pediatric cancer research and support programs

 

Black Press Media rider Arnold Lim during the 2017 Tour de Rock ride. (Courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society)

Kids inspire Black Press Media rider to tackle Tour de Rock for third time

‘Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 or anything else for that matter’

 

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

 

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)

Music, food and memories on tap for Tour de Rock finale in Sidney

Cops for Cancer fundraiser marks 24 years with in-person event, remote options

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay High students continue fundraising for Cops for Cancer

Bottle drives to garage sales, cash being generated for the cause despite pandemic restrictions

Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The Cops for Cancer challenge coins, highlight honorary junior riders in Tour de Coast, Rock, Valley and North, as a fundraiser for the annual campaign. (Courtesy Ahmed Bouchiba)

Collector coins commemorate Cops for Cancer kids

Tour de Coast rider creates new fundraiser during pandemic drop in donations

The Cops for Cancer challenge coins, highlight honorary junior riders in Tour de Coast, Rock, Valley and North, as a fundraiser for the annual campaign. (Courtesy Ahmed Bouchiba)
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)
Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)

799 days: ‘Super’ Weston defeats cancer

‘Weston is disease-free now, so we will be going into a period of checkups and things until he’s 18’

Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)
Oak Bay High twins, John and Chris Horwood, reveal the school’s total fundraising amount for 2020’s Tour de Rock. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Oak Bay High raises over $51,000 for Tour de Rock despite COVID-19 restrictions

The school presented its $51,700 cheque to Tour de Rock alumni riders on Oct.2

Oak Bay High twins, John and Chris Horwood, reveal the school’s total fundraising amount for 2020’s Tour de Rock. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).

Abbreviated Tour de Rock rolls into Sidney on Thursday

Alumni riders are doing this year’s edition of the annual Cops for Cancer cycling fundraiser

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).
John and Chris Horwood in front of a successful bottle and can drive, Saturday at Oak Bay High for Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer. (John Horwood Photo)

Oak Bay High students do their best for COVID-19 Tour de Rock

Tour de Rock riders make socially responsible visit Friday

John and Chris Horwood in front of a successful bottle and can drive, Saturday at Oak Bay High for Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer. (John Horwood Photo)
Meredith, left, Lily and Jose Lecinana received a visit from the Tour de Rock riders after 11-year-old Lily raised more than $10,000 with a bottle drive. Lily is 10 months into remission after fighting stage four Burkitt’s leukemia. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Tour de Rock riders zoom through Sooke, visit big donor

11-year-old Sooke girl raised over $10,000 for Tour de Rock with bottle drive

Meredith, left, Lily and Jose Lecinana received a visit from the Tour de Rock riders after 11-year-old Lily raised more than $10,000 with a bottle drive. Lily is 10 months into remission after fighting stage four Burkitt’s leukemia. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The annual Tour de Rock has had to shift gears during the pandemic, turning into a community bubble relay race. (File photo)

Tour de Rock turns community bubble relay race amid pandemic

Alumni will take on socially distanced leg of race in their hometowns

The annual Tour de Rock has had to shift gears during the pandemic, turning into a community bubble relay race. (File photo)
Lily Lecinana, 11, who has fought cancer is now raising funds for 2020 Tour de Rock with a bottle drive set for Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the SEAPARC Leisure complex sign in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke girl who battled cancer hosting bottle drive for Tour de Rock

Event planned under Sooke’s SEAPARC sign on Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lily Lecinana, 11, who has fought cancer is now raising funds for 2020 Tour de Rock with a bottle drive set for Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the SEAPARC Leisure complex sign in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Tour de Rock comes home for grand finale on Friday

The team will ride into Centennial Square around 5 p.m.

Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Cpt. Ben Hughes (front centre) is among 20 riders taking part in the 2019 Tour de Rock. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Tour de Rock cracks 1,000-kilometre mark on way to Sidney

Annual ride wraps up Friday after stops across Greater Victoria

Cpt. Ben Hughes (front centre) is among 20 riders taking part in the 2019 Tour de Rock. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Greater Victoria mayors behind bars

Greater Victoria mayors behind bars

Slammer full for annual Tour de Rock ‘Jail and Bail’ fundraiser

Greater Victoria mayors behind bars
Car washes and strip waxathons set as Tour de Rock fundraisers start rolling on the West Shore

Car washes and strip waxathons set as Tour de Rock fundraisers start rolling on the West Shore

Tour de Rock officially gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Port Alice

  • Jul 3, 2019
Car washes and strip waxathons set as Tour de Rock fundraisers start rolling on the West Shore