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Powell River RCMP constable cycling with Cops for Cancer

Tour de Coast will arrive in qathet region on day four of eight-day bike tour

Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast 2023 is an eight-day bike tour with riders cycling approximately 800 kilometres around the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast. The tour begins in Vancouver on Friday, September 15, and will arrive in the qathet region on Monday, September 18.

According to a Powell River RCMP media release: “The peloton will arrive at Saltery Bay Ferry Terminal at 9:15 am, and will make several stops throughout the day, including seven schools. There will be a fundraising lunch at 12:30 pm in the parking lot at Save-On-Foods and Starbucks, where community members can meet local rider constable Alex McNulty.”

When asked by the Peak about the ride via text message, McNulty said he is eager to get started.

“There’s a great group of experienced riders on the team, some of which have been on tour for the past 10-plus years," added McNulty. "This is my first year on tour so there are definitely some nerves there, but it couldn’t be for a better cause. I’m looking forward to pushing my limits and getting to meet some great community supporters.”

Also on Monday, September 18, at 6 pm, there will be a fundraising burger and beer dinner at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, located at 6811 Alexander Street in Powell River. There will also be a head shaving and silent auction event included, according to the media release. Powell River RCMP constable Paula Perry will be participating in the head shave event at the Legion, with a goal to raise $2,023.

Constable McNulty posted this message on social media: “The objective of this tour is to help raise funds for research to eradicate childhood cancer and improve the lives of children and their families through Cops for Cancer support programs like Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is a summer camp where children can forget about their disease for a short time and be kids once again."

McNulty emphasized in the post that "the success of the tour relies greatly on our commitment to not only train for over six months for the ride, but also to fundraise a minimum of $6,000 for the cause.”

Tickets for the dinner are $25 each and are available at the Legion. Brooks Secondary School is also holding a Cops for Cancer fundraising head shave on Friday, September 15, at 10 am.

To donate, go to McNulty's Cops for Cancer personal page.

To donate to the Brook’s head shave event, go to the school's Cops for Cancer page.

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