We have all been affected in one way or another by cancer —a mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend. RBC has devoted some of its favourite faces of the Port Alberni branch to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock between Sept. 1–25.
The Tour de Rock is a 1,000-kilometre fundraising bike ride that law enforcement and media riders embark on in September, taking them from Port Alice at the north end of Vancouver Island all the way to Victoria over two weeks.
“Our goal, with your help, is to raise $5,000,” branch manager Keith Schindler said.
If they raise $5,000 then Schindler, client advisor Sukh Krishan, financial advisor Eric Matheson and banking advisor Brent Williams will shave their heads during the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock in honour of the family members they have lost: mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Donations will be collected in the RBC branch office on Third Avenue or by going to their team page at www.tourderock.ca, click on the donation link, click search for a fundraiser and click on RBC Port Alberni.
Another group in Port Alberni is also doing some Tour de Rock fundraising. Boston Pizza is hosting Miles for Mihai, for mid-Island rider Mihai Ilioi—an RCMP constable in Nanaimo. The restaurant is collecting sponsorships for $1 a mile.
By the time Ilioi finishes the ride, he will have cycled 2,479 training miles, and the ride itself is about 620 miles (1,000 kms). Boston Pizza’s goal is $ 3,100 for 3,100 miles.
The Tour de Rock riders will stop in Port Alberni on Friday, Sept. 25 around lunchtime. That night Boston Pizza will host a Fun Family Night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. where people can have dinner with the riders and enjoy carnival games outside.
Tickets for the fun night are $15 for children and $20 for adults and are available now at Boston Pizza on Johnston Road. For more information, please call Tracy Berg at 1-250-668-6794.