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Cops for Cancer Tour de North wheels out of Dawson Creek Sept. 17

Cops for Cancer Tour de North organizer Erin Reynolds of the Canadian Cancer Society greets riders and support staff. Bill Phillips photo
Cops for Cancer Tour de North organizer Erin Reynolds of the Canadian Cancer Society greets riders and support staff at last year’s ride.

Tuesday, September 17 the Cops for Cancer Tour de North team will depart Dawson Creek on a one-week, 800-kilometre ride ending in Williams Lake on Monday, September 23.

Around 950 Canadian children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer every year. Cancer is the top cause of disease-related death among children in Canada and two-thirds of survivors will suffer serious long-term side effects from their treatment. That’s why 80 per cent of the money raised by Tour de North funds life-saving research that has led to earlier detection of childhood cancers, better treatments, and more children surviving and thriving.

The remaining 20 per cent of donations fund important support services for children affected by cancer and their families. Camp Goodtimes is a medically supervised summer camp that provides a unique refuge for children and families affected by childhood cancer. More than 20 northern kids and families attend Camp Goodtimes each summer, with no cost to the family.

In recognition of the efforts made by first responders in supporting kids with cancer, the Province of British Columbia has declared Sunday, September 22 as Cops for Cancer Day in BC.

Meet the team at the following locations:

Tuesday September 17 – South Campus School Visit – Dawson Creek 

Time: approximately 9:00 am

Tuesday September 17 – Central Campus School Visit – Dawson Creek 

Time: approximately 9:50 am

Tuesday September 17 – Parkland School Visit – Farmington

Time: approximately 11:30 am

Tuesday September 17 – Taylor Elementary School Visit – Taylor

Time: approximately 2:15pm

Tuesday September 17 – Welcome Event – Fort St John

Location and Time: Stonebridge Hotel at 4:30 pm

Wednesday September 18 – Fort St John Departure

Location and Time: Holiday Inn Express at 8:00am

Wednesday September 18 – School visit – Hudson’s Hope

Location and Time: School at 1:00pm

Wednesday September 18 – Community Lunch – Hudson’s Hope

Location and Time: Community Hall at 1:30 pm

Wednesday September 18 – Community BBQ Dinner – Chetwynd

Location and Time: Firehall at 6:30 pm

Thursday September 19 – Chetwynd Secondary School Visit – Chetwynd

Time: 8:40 am

Thursday September 19 – Windrem School Visit – Chetwynd

Time: 9:10 am

Thursday September 19 – Little Prairie School Visit – Chetwynd

Time: 9:45 am

Thursday September 19 – Elks BBQ Dinner – Powder King Resort

Time: 6:30 pm

Friday September 20 – Cops for Cancer BBQ – Mackenzie

Location and Time: RCMP Detachment at 12:15 pm

Friday September 20 – Morfee Elementary School Visit – Mackenzie

Time:  1:30 pm

Friday September 20 – Mackenzie Secondary School Visit – Mackenzie

Time:  2:30 pm

Friday September 20 – Elks Cops for Cancer Dinner – Mackenzie

Time: 6:30 pm

Saturday September 21 – Community Lunch – Bear Lake

Location and Time: Bear Lake Community Hall at 12:30 pm

Saturday September 21 – Cops for Cancer Team Dinner – Prince George

Location: Kordyban Lodge at 6:30 pm – catered by The Keg Restaurant

Sunday September 22 – Denny’s Team Breakfast – Prince George

Location and Time: Denny’s Restaurant at 7:30 am

Sunday September 22 – Canadian Tire Photo Opp – Quesnel

Time: 5:00pm

Sunday September 22 – Cops for Cancer Team Potluck – Quesnel

Location and Time: Masonic Hall at 7:00 pm

Monday September 23 – Cops for Cancer Integris Breakfast – Quesnel

Location and Time: Integris Credit Union at 7:00 am

Monday September 23 – School Visit – Quesnel

Location and Time: Quesnel Junior Secondary at approx. 8:45 am

Monday September 23 – Photo Opp with Canadian Tire – Williams Lake

Time: 5:00 pm

Monday September 23 – Team Finale Dinner – Williams Lake

Location and Time: Mr. Mike’s Restaurant at 7:00 pm

Tour de North 2019 Riders:

Chris Fedoruk, Community Rider, Quesnel

Christiaan Dreyer, RCMP, Fort St John

Curtis Davis, RCMP, New Aiyansh

Jessica Friesen, BCEHS, Prince Rupert

Joel Kooger, RCMP, Williams Lake

Keasha McAra, RCMP, PG

Lenin Cruz, RCMP, Chetwynd

Mark Webber, RCMP, Fort St.James

Robert Hillhouse, Community Rider, PG

Ryan Hobbs, RCMP, Houston

Sharon McLeod, Community Rider, Fort St. John

Oleksandr (Alex) Tsitsilin, BCEHS, Prince Rupert

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