Tour de Rock rolls into town Sept. 28

Ladysmith and Chemainus will be welcoming and feting the Tour de Rock riders Monday and Tuesday next (Sept. 28 and 29)

Ladysmith and Chemainus will be welcoming and feting the Tour de Rock riders Monday and Tuesday next (Sept. 28 and 29) when they roll into town on the mid-leg of their Island ride.

The Cops for Cancer wheel into Ladysmith at 10 a.m. on the Monday, making a brief stop at Tim Hortons before being piped up First Avenue to the Ladysmith & District Credit Union, where they are expected at about 2:10 p.m.

There will be cheque presentations, some head shaves and a chance for the public to meet the riders.

That evening at 6 p.m. the Red Serge Dinner will take place at the Eagle’s Hall. Proceeds from the dinner, live auction and a raffle will go to support the Tour de Rock cause.

Tickets for the event are available at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce.

To donate a raffle item, contact Lynn Halkett  at ladhalkett@hotmail.com or Laura Giles at laurahartgiles@hotmail.com, or drop it off at the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle office, 940 Oyster Bay Drive.

Next morning people can breakfast with the Tour de Rock team from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9775 Chemainus Road in Chemainus.

This will be a great opportunity to chat with the 2015 Tour de Rock riders. Tickets are $20, available at the Legion and 49th Parallel in Chemainus.

Proceeds from this event go to local pediatric cancer support services, to send kids to Camp Goodtimes, and to pediatric cancer research.