Many ways to support Tour de Rock

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung reminds readers of the many ways through which they can support the Cops for Cancer tour.

The countdown is on for the arrival of the annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock in Ladysmith and Chemainus Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

It’s always an inspiring, emotional time, and I’m sure this year will be no different. There are so many stories of bravery in the face of cancer, and countless people, businesses, organizations and groups step up to support this great cause in an incredible way.

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock (TDR) raises money for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer. The TDR team cycles from one end of Vancouver Island to the other, covering 1,000 kilometres.

This year, Ladysmith resident Misty Dmytar, a constable with the Nanaimo RCMP, is riding in the 14-day Tour. Her reason for participating? Her two-year-old son Griffyn, who was just four days old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. After surgery and treatments, the disease has been effectively dormant since 2010.

Children are the main beneficiaries of TDR fundraising, as money raised during the Tour goes to Camp Goodtimes, a camp for children who have survived cancer or are undergoing treatments.

As we gear up for the Red Serge Dinner in Ladysmith, the TDR committee is still looking for silent auction items for the dinner. Anyone who would like to contribute to the auction can contact Kim Judson at 250-245-6390.

The Red Serge Dinner will take place Monday. Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. Tickets are now on sale for $25 at the Chronicle and at Ladysmith and District Credit Union.                                      —Lindsay Chung

 

Just Posted

North Cowichan is Canada’s hot spot on Wednesday

The Warmland lives up to its name

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Chef claims $1-million with lottery ticket purchased in Ladysmith

A Vancouver woman is $1-million richer after purchasing a winning Lotto Max… Continue reading

Ladysmith resident spots cougar roaming through backyard

The Walkem Road Block Watch is alerting residents after a cougar made… Continue reading

B.C. to serve Riot Brewing’s dark mild to visiting dignitaries

Just in time for their second anniversary celebration, the folks at Riot… Continue reading

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

John Horgan shrugs off low turnout, change to referendum option

‘No’ proportional representation group says voting should be extended

Most Read