Fundraising events for Tour de Rock heating up in Valley

Sunday, July 28 — Classic Cruisers barbecue, Thrifty Foods, Courtenay. Come to Thrifty Foods between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m...

A CLASSIC CRUISERS' barbecue this Sunday as part of the group's annual Graffiti Bash Show and Shine in downtown Courtenay will be a Tour de Rock fundraiser.

Fundraising events are heating up in the Comox Valley as the annual Tour de Rock ride nears:

Sunday, July 28 — Classic Cruisers barbecue, Thrifty Foods, Courtenay. Come to Thrifty Foods between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view classic cruisers while enjoying a barbecue — all in support of Tour de Rock.

Sunday, Aug. 4 — Monster Truck Show at the Saratoga Speedway, Black Creek. During this high-adrenaline event, proceeds from the 50/50 draw will go to Tour de Rock. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7.

Thursday, Aug. 8 — Burger & Beer Night at the Griffin Pub, Comox. More details to come.

Saturday, Aug. 10 & Sunday, Aug. 11— Fifth annual Cumberland Motorcycle Round-Up. Show and Shine will take place from 11 a.m.- to 5 p.m. each day. Last year, there were over 800 bikes! There will also be a stunt team performance, a dance Saturday night and a poker run on Sunday. For more information, visit www.cumberlandmotorcycleroundup.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Simms Park barbecue, Courtenay.

Enjoy barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers while taking a closeup look at fire trucks and RCMP cars on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a bungee run and massages by Oh Spa. Proceeds go to Tour de Rock.

Thursday, Aug. 29 — On the Fly fundraising barbecue Comox

On the Fly Café will be hosting a barbecue complete with live entertainment and prizes from noon until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to Tour de Rock and the monies raised will be matched by the Comox Valley Airport Commission.

Thursday, Sept. 5 — Red 21 Event at Chances Casino, Courtenay. At this fun event, you can enjoy a burger, fries and a beer or wine and participate in an auction and 50/50 draw.  Tickets are $25 per person and in addition to food and entertainment; include $5 free for slots play. Tickets are available at the CV RCMP detachment and proceeds go to support Cops for Cancer.

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Ladies Night at Crown Isle, Courtenay. A great time and lots of items for ladies this evening. Tickets are available at the CV RCMP detachment. More details to come.

Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22 — Tenth annual Dance de Rock – Dancers for Cancer, Courtenay. So you Cha Cha, Two-Step, Hustle, Waltz, Night Club or West Coast Swing? Enjoy three days of activity, including 18 workshops from beginner to advanced, plus on-site meals and entertainment. This will all be taking place at the Florence Filberg Centre. For more information and registration, visit www.dancederock.ca.

Sunday, Sept. 22 – Zumba Glow Party, Comox. Comox Recreation is hosting this fun opportunity to get fit, have fun and glow with pride as you contribute to the fight against pediatric cancer. This is a great event for both adults and children. The party runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 each and available at Comox Rec. There will be glow items for sale at the event so that your Zumba moves can be seen in the dark!

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Black/White/Bright Tapas Night at the Old House, Courtenay. Enjoy tapas and wine while wearing black, white or bright attire. Entertainment includes ceremonial dancers, a dragon boat race, silent auction, live auction and raffles. More details to come.

Thursday, Sept. 26 — Thrifty Foods Pancake Breakfast, Courtenay. More details to come.

Ongoing:

• Now until July 6 — Tour de Rock Canucks ticket raffle. Make sure to buy your raffle tickets for an amazing prize, which includes two lower bowl Canucks Tickets in the fall of 2013, one night of accommodation in a Coast Hotel and $400 cash for ferry and meals. Tickets can be purchased at the Courtenay office of Investors Group.

• Until Aug. 6 — Thrifty Foods and PepsiCo Promo. Buy $10 in participating PepsiCo products and $1 will be donated to Cops for Cancer.

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Tour de Rock schedule:

Sept.  21: Port Alice

Sept.  22: Port Hardy and Port McNeill

Sept.  23: Woss and Sayward

Sept.  24: Campbell River

Sept.  25: Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland

Sept.  26: Union Bay, Qualicum and Parksville

Sept.  27: Port Alberni

Sept.  28: Tofino and Ucluelet

Sept.  29: Nanaimo

Sept.  30: Ladysmith and Chemainus

Oct. 1: Lake Cowichan and Duncan

Oct. 2: Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Sooke, Westshore

Oct. 3: Oak Bay, Victoria and Sidney

Oct. 4: Esquimalt, Saanich, and Victoria (Spirit Square Finale).

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The Tour de Rock team includes Jennifer Faerber from Vista Radio in the Comox Valley and Arnold Lim of Black Press.

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