Tour de Rock

Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tour de Rock rider proposes to now-fiancé at Island cancer-fighting tour stop

Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes pops the question to Donna Monteith at fundraising event

 

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Aaron Grewal, a constable with Saanich Police Department, gets his hair and beard shaved by his wife Kayla Larsson during a tour stop at the old Nanaimo train station on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock riders cycle and sweat for a good cause

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock reaches Nanaimo

 

Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

2022 Tour de Rock gets warm welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary raises $8,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

 

The Hassam family: parents Morgan and John Lassam, with Lucas, left, Olivia, centre, and Kai. Photo courtesy Lassam family.

Honourary Tour de Rock rider battling return of childhood brain tumour

Victoria girl, family and friends support riders in 25th anniversary tour

  • Sep 27, 2022
The Hassam family: parents Morgan and John Lassam, with Lucas, left, Olivia, centre, and Kai. Photo courtesy Lassam family.
Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)

Cyclist asks Vancouver Islanders to step up Tour de Rock donations after 2-year slump

Fundraising events include music and cocktails at Malahat Skywalk to celebrate 25th tour

BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)
Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock fundraising underway in Nanaimo

Cops for Cancer charity bike ride begins in late September

Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
RCMP Cpl. Terry Crawford receives his Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock training uniform during a team announcement ceremony earlier in May. (Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock photo)

Nanaimo RCMP corporal named to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team

Event returning to its usual format this year for 25th-anniversary ride

RCMP Cpl. Terry Crawford receives his Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock training uniform during a team announcement ceremony earlier in May. (Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock photo)
Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 rider team unveiled at south Island school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 fundraising tour hail from around Vancouver Island

Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
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 as Tour de Rock ready to wrap tomorrow 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 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 riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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)

Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock comes through Nanaimo

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)
Nanaimo’s Chloe Brown, 10, is anticipating the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock’s arrival in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 25-26. (Photo submitted/File photo)

Cancer-free Tour de Rock fan anticipates team’s arrival in Nanaimo

10-year-old Chloe Brown is a former junior rider with the Cops for Cancer fundraising tour

Nanaimo’s Chloe Brown, 10, is anticipating the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock’s arrival in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 25-26. (Photo submitted/File photo)
The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock Nanaimo-Ladysmith-Chemainus community team will include Shane Coubrough, clockwise from top left, Dave Giles, Mike Sherman, Cydney MacNeill, Steve Smith and Ashley Cockle. (News Bulletin photos and photos submitted)

This year’s Tour de Rock team members know the culture and the cause

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

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock Nanaimo-Ladysmith-Chemainus community team will include Shane Coubrough, clockwise from top left, Dave Giles, Mike Sherman, Cydney MacNeill, Steve Smith and Ashley Cockle. (News Bulletin photos and photos submitted)
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

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 ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
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)
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 Tour de Rock passes through Port Hardy last year. (Tyson Whitney/Black Press file)

COVID-19 isn’t cancelling this year’s Tour de Rock

Alumni riders will cycle relay sections in their own communities

The Tour de Rock passes through Port Hardy last year. (Tyson Whitney/Black Press file)
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