The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team will ride into Ladysmith on Oct. 3 but this year they’ll head for Ladysmith Secondary School to connect with students.

Head shaves and hugs on tap for Tour de Rock

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders will make Ladysmith Secondary School their first stop

Rick StiebelThe Chronicle

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders will make Ladysmith Secondary School their first stop when they wheel into town on Monday Oct. 3.

Traditionally, the riders have always stopped at the Ladysmith Credit Union, said Duck Paterson, spokesperson for the Ladysmith Tour de Rock committee.

“This is an exciting change,” he said. “Organizers felt that because it is not a ProD day, it was a great opportunity to connect with the students. The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is all about helping kids with cancer, so what better way than for the riders to reach out and make a positive impression on the students and meet some of the kids at the school.”

The riders are scheduled to arrive at 1:10 p.m. for a rally and a head shave fundraiser.

Local entertainer and songwriter Fred Izon has agreed to lose his locks, as well as Ladysmith Secondary woodworking teacher Brad Brawner, to help children with cancer spend time with their families at Camp Goodtimes.

“There’s a rumor that there may be a few others out there planning a haircut,” Paterson added.

The Tour will then head to Tim Hortons at 1:45 to collect funds raised through the sale of Smile cookies. The next stop at 2:10 is the Fox and Hounds Pub, where a portion of the 1,000 “Rock” burgers sold so far will be donated to Cops  for Cancer.

The riders will ride to Chemainus after that, returning to Ladysmith for the Red Serge Dinner at the Eagles Hall at 5:30.

Dinner will be served at 6 by RCMP officers in red serge, and members of local fire rescue personnel.

Tickets are $25 per person, and can be purchased at Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith and District Credit Union.

Call Duck or Tracy Paterson at 250-245-2263 for tickets or more information.

 

Just Posted

Ladysmith mayor considered running federally, decided against it

Aaron Stone filed papers with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP to be vetted as a candidate

Roundabout plans at River Road in Chemainus moving forward

Land issues still being resolved before details revealed to the public

Spring Fling

Fuller Lake Skating Club members showcase their talents in seasonal pop concert

Nanaimo SAR, first responders execute rope rescue in Cassidy area

Person said to have fallen down an embankment in area of Riverbend Road

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Prime Minister Trudeau comes campaigning in Nanaimo

A day after announcing a May 6 byelection date for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Justin Trudeau visits riding

Candidates hit the campaign trail as Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection called

Trudeau announces that voters will go to the polls May 6

Inspirational Vancouver Island youngster dies after battle with brain cancer

Kaiden Finley ‘was seriously the strongest 11-year-old’

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Most Read