Tour de Rock team rides into Nanaimo Sunday (Sept. 27)

NANAIMO – Cabela's, Maffeo Sutton family fun event and Red Serge dinner on 2015 Tour de Rock team's agenda.

The 2015 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team will stop for breakfast and Cabela’s to kick off Monday (Sept. 28) morning in Nanaimo.

The team stops at 9 a.m. for breakfast at the White Spot Woodgrove location. Next stop is at 10 a.m. at Cabela’s so the team can attend when the store presents a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society to Mike Wetklo and Karen Walker, who will receive it on behalf of the team in memory of their son Lucas Wetklo. Lucas was a former junior rider from Nanaimo who was seven when he died of cancer March 21.

Cabela’s will also unveil a wishing well it created at the store to collect donations to fight childhood cancer year round.

The team will also stop at Aspengrove School, Coast Capital Savings at Aulds Road and Island Radio on Wellington road as it works its way to a family event at Maffeo Sutton Park where the riders will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for speeches, cheque presentations and to see Nanaimo rider Hilary Eastmure have her head shaved to raise cash to fight cancer.

Sunday the team will be the guests of honour at the annual Red Serge Tour de Rock fundraising dinner, served by Nanaimo RCMP officers at the Coast Bastion Inn. The even includes entertainment, live and silent auctions and a visit by the Vancouver Island RCMP Emergency Response Team.

Tickets are $60 and available until end of day Friday at Country Club Centre Lottery booth and Coast Capital Savings Aulds Road branch.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the team arrives at 6 p.m.

For more information about Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, please visit

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