Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tour de North rolls into Prince Rupert Thursday

The 11th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de North bike ride should be in the home stretch as the day dawns in Prince Rupert, the 860 kilometre ride started last Friday September 14th, having taken its participants through the various communities of Northern BC from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

The Terrace to Prince Rupert stretch, the final leg of the six day ride takes place today, with an arrival at the city's Mariner's Park anticipated for this afternoon.

Two riders have represented Prince Rupert on the ride Inspector Bob Kilberry  and Jennifer Collins, both of the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP trained in the months leading up to ride, collecting pledges of support from the community along the way.

The two Prince Rupert representatives received much in the way of support from the community, surpassing their goal of $8,000. The most recent amount of donations was $9,400 and counting.

The Northern BC Cops for Cancer program is one of four in the province that have proven to be popular with both participants and local communities, raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer.

The Tour de North route changes from year to year, a North south route from Prince George is anticipated for be the 2013 ride, which means local residents won't see the ride come through town until 2014, making for today as a good opportunity to welcome the riders and congratulate them on their success.

The Tours of BC began fifteen years ago on Vancouver Island, the success of the program expanding to four districts of the province, with the Tour de North celebrating ride number 11 with its completion today.

Donations raised from the Tour de North and the other tours of British Columbia are destined for Cancer research and towards Camp Goodtimes a summer recreation program for children with cancer and their families.

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The Northern View-- Cops for Cancer Tour de North wraps up in Prince Rupert
CFTK TV-- Rupert Cops for Cancer (video)
The Northern View-- RCMP Tour de North riders hold jail and bail, surpass fundraising goal
The Northern View-- Northern Savings Credit Union helps Prince Rupert Cops for Cancer riders..
The Northern View-- Prince Rupert Cop for Cancer ready to arrest for Jail and Bail fundraiser
The Northern View-- Two Prince Rupert officers participating in 2012 Cops for Cancer ride
CFTK TV-- 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness walk in Hazelton a Success
CFTK TV-- Hazelton Cancer Awareness (video)
CFTK TV-- Hazelton Cops for Cancer (video)

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