Tour de Rock

(Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)

Retired Saanich cop raises $16,000 in one inspired afternoon for Cops for Cancer

Recently retired from the department, the officer now faces his own aggressive cancer treatment

(Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)
The Oak Bay Marching Band led the Tour de Rock riders into the gym to the cheers of the packed bleachers. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Tour de Rock finishes in Victoria’s Spirit Square Friday

Finale runs in Centennial Square space Oct. 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Oct 5, 2018
The Oak Bay Marching Band led the Tour de Rock riders into the gym to the cheers of the packed bleachers. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
A memorial to the late Sgt. Mike Lawless was unveiled Thursday in the foyer of the Saanich Police Department. (Submitted)

Late Saanich police officer honoured with memorial

Sgt. Mike Lawless lost battle with cancer in 2015, remembered for passion for Tour de Rock

A memorial to the late Sgt. Mike Lawless was unveiled Thursday in the foyer of the Saanich Police Department. (Submitted)
PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

See some of the best photographs from the 2018 Tour de Rock from across Vancouver Island

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures
WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

See the incredibly compassionate and dedicated supporters of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018
A father of four, Tour de Rock rider, does his part to help protect kids

A father of four, Tour de Rock rider, does his part to help protect kids

The experience has already been ‘rewarding’ for Brent Vose

A father of four, Tour de Rock rider, does his part to help protect kids
Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak and ‘judge’ Mena Westhaver, a guest rider on this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride, are among those taking part in this year’s Jail and Bail fundraiser event, happening Friday at Hillside Shopping Centre. Photo courtesy Victoria Police Department                                Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak, left, is among the police officers and other community leaders who will be locked up Friday at Hillside Shopping Centre for the annual Tour de Rock Jail and Bail event. “Judge” Mena Westhaver will be ordering them arounmd as part of the fun fundraiser. File contributed/Victoria Police Department

VicPD chief, other community leaders headed behind bars

Annual Jail and Bail events raise funds for Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Rock

Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak and ‘judge’ Mena Westhaver, a guest rider on this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride, are among those taking part in this year’s Jail and Bail fundraiser event, happening Friday at Hillside Shopping Centre. Photo courtesy Victoria Police Department                                Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak, left, is among the police officers and other community leaders who will be locked up Friday at Hillside Shopping Centre for the annual Tour de Rock Jail and Bail event. “Judge” Mena Westhaver will be ordering them arounmd as part of the fun fundraiser. File contributed/Victoria Police Department
Sgt. Mike Martin, far right, with the trophy Team Oak Bay earned over the Oak Bay High team in the inaugural Challenge Cup this spring. The second game shifts to fall, when students in the region are focused on cancer fundraisers with Tour de Rock and Terry Fox run.. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay cop looks to build community legacy with hockey game

The Dan Mclean Challenge Cup hockey game is Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m. at Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Sgt. Mike Martin, far right, with the trophy Team Oak Bay earned over the Oak Bay High team in the inaugural Challenge Cup this spring. The second game shifts to fall, when students in the region are focused on cancer fundraisers with Tour de Rock and Terry Fox run.. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Lizzie Stemp washes cars to raise cash for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock campaign at Oak Bay High. (Spencer Pickles photo)

VIDEO: Car wash raises funds for Tour de Rock

Second car wash is set for Sept 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Bay High, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.

  • Aug 20, 2018
Lizzie Stemp washes cars to raise cash for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock campaign at Oak Bay High. (Spencer Pickles photo)
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Tour de Rock completes epic Island journey in Victoria

Riders made stops across Capital Region finishing with roughly $1 million in donations

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
A rider in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock has his injuries attended to along West Saanich Roaqd in North Saanich. A pair of riders fell on the second-to-last-day of the Island-long ride. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Tour de Rock riders take a fall in North Saanich

Riders OK; team able to continue into North Saanich and Sidney for communtiy rallies

A rider in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock has his injuries attended to along West Saanich Roaqd in North Saanich. A pair of riders fell on the second-to-last-day of the Island-long ride. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Grade 10 Reynolds student Sydney Roland loses her locks for the second-straight year during the annual Tour de Rock head shave and leg wax event at Reynolds. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Reynolds head shave doesn’t disappoint

Tour de Rock wraps up with visits to Saanich high schools

Grade 10 Reynolds student Sydney Roland loses her locks for the second-straight year during the annual Tour de Rock head shave and leg wax event at Reynolds. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Video and photos: Oak Bay High raises enough cash to send 60 kids to Camp Goodtimes
Video and photos: Oak Bay High raises enough cash to send 60 kids to Camp Goodtimes
Remembering the best compliment ever

Remembering the best compliment ever

Arnold Lim on junior rider Lucas Wetklo and the effect the seven-year-old’s story had on him as he rides the 2017 Tour de Rock.

Remembering the best compliment ever
Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Black Press media rider Arnold Lim on the differences between riding the Tour de Rock in 2013, compared to his experience in 2017.

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time
Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old cancer survivor Natalia Corigall endured a harrowing journey with Leukaemia and…

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock
Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock rider Arnold Lim shares a story from his first ride in 2013 that became a powerful motivator to want to ride again, in 2017

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck
Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Follow the 2017 Tour de Rock

Follow the Tour de Rock, as they pedal more than 1,000 kilometres fundraising to combat paediatric cancer

Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)

Tour de Rock Vlog 5: Camp Goodtimes

The 2017 team visits the camp serving children with cancer and their families, and one of the beneficiaries of the tour.

Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)
Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Brothers Ryan and Mark Hendren’s road to riding the 2017 Tour de Rock included overcoming a harrowing journey with cancer.

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers