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Tour de Rock presented with $7,000 at Ladysmith Tim Hortons

The funds come from the May Smile Cookie fundraiser
Dave Milne’s five Tim Hortons presented a $7,385 cheque to this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, Thursday, June 8. The money was raised from the restaurant chain’s Smile Cookie campaign in May. (Bailey Seymour/Ladysmith Chronicle)

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders were presented with an cheque this week for more than $7,000 at the Tim Hortons in Ladysmith.

On Thursday, June 8, Dave Milne, the owner of five Tim Hortons restaurants, including the Ladysmith and North Oyster establishments, presented the Canadian Cancer Society with a $7,385 cheque for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock bike ride, all raised from the Smile Cookie Campaign fundraiser, held in May.

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“Ladysmith is a small town with big pockets and big hearts,” Milne said. “Every year our customers support the program, which funds go to support the Tour de Rock, and we couldn’t do it without our staff and with our customers.”

Milne said Tim Hortons allows each franchisee to choose which charity will get the cookie donation and he has donated the funds to the cancer society for over a decade.

This year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fund-raising goal is $1 million for childhood cancer research and support services at the Canadian Cancer Society before the end of the bike ride in early October.

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Bailey Seymour

About the Author: Bailey Seymour

After graduating from SAIT and stint with the Calgary Herald, I ended up at the Nanaimo News Bulletin/Ladysmith Chronicle in March 2023
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