Cumberland contributes to tour

More than $8,000 in donations was raised at Cumberland's community Tour de Rock fundraiser Wednesday. 

ANNIKA SENN

ANNIKA SENN

More than $8,000 in donations was raised at Cumberland’s community Tour de Rock fundraiser Wednesday night, says co-ordinator Trisha Stockand.

Thanks to the donation of Carmie and Gary Dixon at Carmie’s Café, the 2013 Tour de Rock team, along with Mayor Leslie Baird and the 2013 May Queen party enjoyed a hearty, home-cooked meal served by Georgina Sadler and friends.

Following the dinner, some 100 citizens welcomed the 2013 team to Cumberland Junior School. MC and auctioneer extraordinaire Dave Stevens led the festivities auctioning autographed T-shirts and several items donated by local businesses.

Jean Cameron, who has given her time and talents for a number of years, sheared the locks off a few brave students who had raised funds for the Tour. A cheque for $3,140 was presented by Jean from the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup Committee.

Kate Greening Notary Corp generously donated $500, $300 & $200 prizes to the event. Cumberland Junior School raised $1,246.20 and Cumberland Elementary raised $275 for the cause.

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The 22 riders of the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock passed through the Comox Valley last week, stopping quickly to fill up at one of their longtime sponsors, Comox District Co-op.

While the riders grabbed complimentary chocolate bars and energy drinks from Co-op’s Aspen Centre convenience store, staff and volunteers solicited donations for the Tour.

Local rider and cancer survivor Jennifer Faerber presented Comox District Co-op with a plaque recognizing its eighth consecutive year as an official Tour sponsor.

To learn more about the Co-op, visit www.comoxvalleycoop.ca. Follow the Tour de Rock at www.tourderock.ca.