GROUP EFFORT: 2020 Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast participant and Powell River RCMP member Tim Venselaar [left] and Powell River RCMP staff sergeant Rod Wiebe, who took part in the 2019 Tour de Coast, were on hand for a fundraising workout event organized by PowTown Crossfit owner and operator Eddie Charlton on February 2.
Charlton constructed an 80-minute workout for 16 teams of four, a total of 64 people. The group raised more than $3,000, which goes toward pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes, a camp for children and youth who have been affected by cancer.
Venselaar will be doing more fundraising in late spring/early summer for the September ride, which takes place from September 16 to 24.
Tour de Coast cycling team consists of RCMP officers, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Sheriff Services and Canadian Border Services Agency members, as well as transit police and other police departments.