The West Shore is getting ready to cheer on the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock as they roll in after a two-week ride to battle pediatric cancer.
“This is the tail end of their ride,” said Donna Fraser, member of the West Shore Tour de Rock Committee.
This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the tour, and the committee is planning to celebrate. On Oct. 3, a celebration and silent auction will be held at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa.
This year’s team will make stops throughout the day, including Ruth King Elementary School, and will end their day at the event. “It’s an awesome event to meet and greet the riders after their long journey,” said Fraser.
Fraser said that the hope is to raise an additional $10,000.
Attendees will have the chance to bid on items donated by the community. Commemorative 15-year anniversary hats will also be available – each containing a number associated with a secret prize.
Fraser, whose husband rode in the tour last year, noted that its all for a good cause. “No child should have to battle cancer,” she said.
All proceeds go to pediatric cancer research, and to send child cancer sufferers to Camp Good Times.
The event also has several guest speakers, including Kathy Ilott from the Canadian Cancer Association, Danny Willis of the West Shore RCMP, and Carly Ingalls, director of Coast Capital Savings. Team member Harrison Teed will introduce the team.
Tickets are $75 each, or $500 for a table of eight. They can be purchased through Donna Fraser by calling 250-590-6713, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the West Shore RCMP Detachment, and Coast Capital Savings in Langford, Colwood, Admirals and Sooke.