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The Cops for Cancer Tour de North rolled through Heritage Elementary this morning for a final send off on their way out of town.

They will be riding 850 kilometres over 7 days on their way to Prince Rupert.

The Commanding Officer of the RCMP in BC, Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens is joining the riders through to Vanderhoof.

“While I can’t set aside a full week, I try to join our members and the other first responders who participate in these rides to lend my support and express my appreciation for all the time and energy they put into not only the training and more significantly the fundraising.”

Callens says this is his third year taking part in Tour de North.

Now in it’s 15th year, the ride is aiming to raise $300,000 for pediatric research and Camp Goodtimes, which is a camp for children with cancer and other terminal illness.

The full schedule is below.

Friday September 16 – Community Welcome Event at Riverside Park – Vanderhoof
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Saturday September 17 – Cops For Cancer Luncheon – arrive Fort St James
Time: noon
Location: The Key!

Saturday September 17 – Cops For Cancer Welcome Dinner – Fraser Lake
Location: Legion 5:00 – 10pm (Team attendance 7-8pm)
Info: Meet the entire team! Everyone welcome by donation!
Contact: Judy Larocque @ 250-699-7777

Sunday September 18 – Community Breakfast – Fraser Lake
Location: Legion
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 am (Team attendance)
Info: Meet the entire team! Everyone welcome by donation!
Contact: Judy Larocque @ 250-699-7777

Sunday September 18 – Cops For Cancer Community Dinner – Burns Lake
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Legion

Monday September 19 – William Conkin Elementary School visit – Burns Lake
Time: 9:15am – 9:45am

Monday September 19 – Cops For Cancer Welcome BBQ – Houston
Location: RCMP Detachment
Time: 1:00 – 1:45pm
Contact: Steven Thackery @250-845-2204

Monday September 19 – Welcome – Smithers
Location: Canadian Tire Parking Lot
Time: 5:30 – 6:00pm

Monday September 19 – Rider Dinner – Smithers
Location: Coast Mountain GM Dealership
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday September 20 – Bulkley Valley Christian School
Time: 8:45am

Tuesday September 20 – Muheim Elementary School
Time: 9:30am

Tuesday September 20 – arrive Moricetown for lunch
Time: noon

Tuesday September 20 – Cops For Cancer Photo Opp – Hazelton
Location: Bulkley Valley Credit Union
Time: 3:30pm
Contact: Andrea Nickel @ 250-842-2255

Tuesday September 20 – Gitxsan Community Dinner and Cancer Walk Fundraiser – Old Hazelton
Location: Gitanmaxx Hall; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Contact: Bill Blackwater @ 250-842-5502

Wednesday September 21 – School Visit New Hazelton Elementary School
Time: 9:10am

Wednesday September 21 – arrive Gitwangak for lunch at the Wilk’s Elementary School

Wednesday September 21 – arrive Terrace
Photo opps with Totem Ford (4:30pm); AllWest Glass (4:50pm); Canadian Tire (5:15pm)

Wednesday September 21 – Cops For Cancer Tour de North Rider Dinner – Terrace
Location: Terrace Totem Ford
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Thursday September 22 – Community Meet & Greet – Terrace
Location: TV Station@ 4625 Lazelle Avenue
Info: 9:00am – 9:30am

Thursday September 22 – Cops For Cancer Welcome Event Finale! – Prince Rupert
Location: Crest Hotel – BC Room
Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm; open to the public; team due to arrive by 5:15pm
Contact: Bob Killbery @250-627-2504