16 participants taking part in this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North are completing the final leg of their 850-kilometre ride that started September 14th in Dawson Creek.
Georgia Hennessy Jackson Manager and Fundraising Communications at the Canadian Cancer Society and Tour lead said today is another big ride of 120 kilometers that started in Quesnel and will finish in Williams lake.
“We started the morning in Quesnel, it was quite cold and foggy but it cleared up nicely. We had an amazing school visit with Kersley Elementary School. They did a loonie and toonie drive and gave us a warm welcome into their school gymnasium and the riders got to ride around and it was great to be back in there with the kids.”
Hennessy Jackson said the morale over the 7-day tour has been fantastic, they’ve gelled so well together as a group, it’s a small but mighty team.
“The training and fundraising they’ve been doing throughout the summer have really helped them to gel together and certainly on the ride itself. We faced some interesting weather on this tour, we had some smokey skies on the first couple of days followed by two days that were cold and rainy and now we’ve just had a couple of gloriously sunny days and blue skies just perfect” Hennessy Jackson noted.
The goal this year for Cops for Cancer Tour de North is $150,000 and right now we’re sitting at just shy of $140,000 but we do have some more donations that are coming in today and we’ll be announcing the total at our welcoming event in Williams Lake that everyone is welcome to attend at around 5:30 Hennessy Jackson said.