Cops for Cancer cyclists

Cops for Cancer pedal into South Surrey, White Rock

More than 20 cyclists and supporters stopped by White Rock Christian Academy Friday morning – the first of a handful of Peninsula stops

More than 20 Cops for Cancer cyclists – most of them waterlogged after a few hours spent in the rain – were greeted to thunderous cheers from hundreds of students at White Rock Christian Academy this morning.

The Cops for Cancer crew made WRCA its first of six stops Friday, and pedaled into the school’s gym – escorted by a motorcade that included RCMP motorcycles, am ambulance, a motorhome and other support vehicles – to speak for a few minutes with students, delivering a message of good health and cancer awareness.

“Cancer is a bully,” said Cops for Cancer member Gord Wiedrick, moments before the cyclists entered the gym.

“It’s like a dart – and sometimes it hits you.”

Prior to the cyclists’ arrival, WRCA students had donated money to the cancer cause. The school held a “no school uniform” day, which gave students to chance to wear their regular clothes in exchange for a two-dollar donation.

And while the exact number wasn’t yet tallied – some classrooms were still collecting as of Friday morning – WRCA vice-principal Darryl Deboer estimated the donation at “probably $800 or $900.”

“I think that’s what it will be when it’s all said and done,” he said. “It’s been really great.”

The riders began their day at the Tong Louie YMCA in Panorama Ridge, and their brief visit to WRCA, team headed to Sunnyside Elementary. Other Friday stops included Peace Arch Elementary, Grandview Corners, Coast Capital Savings in Ocean Park, Applewood Kia and the Bollywood Banquet Hall.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley began in Aldergrove and travels through more than a dozen communities before wrapping up in Abbotsford Oct. 4.

Three other Cops for Cancer tours took place this month in Greater Vancouver, northern B.C. and Vancouver Island. For more on the program, visit www.copsforcancer.ca

————————————————————–

Just Posted

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

‘Chest Air’ show in Surrey for storyteller/author Ivan Coyote, prior to city’s Pride festival

‘I want to stop the gerbil wheel a little bit,’ says award-winning artist, who has moved back to Yukon

South Asian Mental Health Alliance receives $112K to train 100 ‘youth ambassadors’

The first batch of 25 youth will begin training in Surrey next week

Delta police donate recovered bikes back to the community

18 bikes were donated to R.E.C. for Kids, a non-profit that provides sports equipment to kids in need

VIDEO: Life-threatening injuries in South Surrey motorcycle crash

Air ambulance dispatched following incident at 148 Street and 30 Avenue Monday

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Dinosaur statues from defunct Dinotown theme park stolen in Chilliwack

The dinosaur figures once graced the theme park but were destined for Chilliwack fundraiser

Langley’s oldest and last strip bar shuts its doors

The Alder Inn, in operation since 1957, has reportedly been purchased

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Most Read

l -->