Tour de Rock rockin’ Comox Valley

Fundraising events continue in the Comox Valley as the annual Tour de Rock ride nears...

Fundraising events continue in the Comox Valley as the annual Tour de Rock ride nears:

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.

Thursday, Sept. 26 — Thrifty Foods Pancake Breakfast, Courtenay.

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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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