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’

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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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)