Fundraising continuing as Tour de Rock almost ready to roll

Comox Valley RCMP Auxiliary Const. James Matsuda visited Serious Coffee in Courtenay Wednesday morning to raise money for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

RCMP AUXILIARY CONST. James Matsuda poses with (from left) Erin Evans

RCMP AUXILIARY CONST. James Matsuda poses with (from left) Erin Evans

Comox Valley RCMP Auxiliary Const. James Matsuda visited Serious Coffee in Courtenay Wednesday morning to raise money for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

He and Const. Steve Trevor of the RCMP are the local members of the team cycling in the 1,000-kilometre ride to raise money for Camp Goodtimes.

The annual Tour de Rock begins Saturday in Port Alice and continues until Oct. 7. It stops in the Valley Wednesday.

Crown Isle’s Wheels Up for Tour de Rock cocktail reception happens from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year’s Comox Valley gala allows you to mix and mingle while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, beverage tasting, raffle draws and more.

You can meet this year’s Tour de Rock riders and help the cause. Tickets cost $35 and are available at Crown Isle.

On Thursday morning, the traditional community breakfast rally happens at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay from 7 to 9 a.m.

You’re welcome to enjoy breakfast, participate in or cheer on the headshaves, and see the Tour de Rock riders off as they continue their journey south.

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You could win a prize package from Trek bicycles. The package includes a Trek bike with clip-in pedals and shoes, a helmet, and a signed Tour de Rock jersey. To enter, visit the Comox Valley Record at 765 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay to fill out a form, or enter online at http://www.blackpress.ca/tour-de-rock. Winners will be drawn Oct. 7 and notified by e-mail.

Visit the Black Press Tour de rock website for any information you need about the annual ride from one end of Vancouver Island to the other.

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