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Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicks off Friday

The Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicks off Friday morning at Heather Park Elementary School. The riders will embark on a week-long cycle trip to Prince Rupert, raising funds to fight pediatric cancer and to support Camp Goodtimes.
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Cops for Cancer Tour de North is returning to northern B.C. to continue its mission to change the future of childhood cancer forever.

The inspiring seven-day fundraising initiative sees law enforcement and emergency services personnel cycle across the region to raise money for childhood cancer research and a national support system for families affected by childhood cancer.

Tour de North will kick off in Prince George on September 15 and end in Prince Rupert on September 21. Throughout the tour, there are several scheduled events and activities for riders to engage with local communities, schools and area residents along the route.

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) invites media in each community to join us at the events listed below.

Prince George — September 15

WHAT: Cops for Cancer Tour de North – Kick-Off Event

WHO: Canadian Cancer Society, 2023 Tour de North Team, Prince George Mayor Simon Yu, Insp. Landon Blundell, Insp. Darren Woroshelo, Selen Alpay, UHNBC Drummers

WHEN: 9:00am to 9:45am 

WHERE: Heritage Elementary – 257 Anderson St, Prince George, BC V2M 6C1, Canada 

Houston — September 18

WHAT: Cops for Cancer Tour de North – Emergency Service Day

WHO: Canadian Cancer Society, Houston RCMP, Houston Volunteer Fire Department, BC Emergency Health Services, Houston Search and Rescue, and Conservation Officer Service.

WHEN: 11:00am to 4:00pm 

WHERE: Houston RCMP Detachment, 3268 11th Street, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0, Canada 

Prince Rupert — September 21st, 2023

WHAT: Cops for Cancer Tour de North – Closing Ceremony

WHO: Canadian Cancer Society, The Crest Hotel, Supt. Brian Edmonds, Deputy Chief Colin O’Hara, Insp. Gerry Walker, Elders Stan and Sadie Dennis

WHEN: 5:00pm to 5:45pm 

WHERE: The Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A8, Canada

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