Const. Isaac Perreault Labbe sets off on the Tour de North Friday to help raise funds for children with cancer. Bill Phillips photo

Tour de North Cops for Cancer team kicks off 850-kilometre journey

Team to travel from Prince George to Vanderhoof Friday, Sept. 14

Buoyed by the strong community support they just received in Williams Lake, local members of the Cops for Cancer Tour de North team set off on their journey Friday.

The team, which includes Dave Dickson, Const. Joel Kooger and his wife, Alison Kooger, Const. Taylor Callens and Const. Isaac Perreault Labbe, were given high fives from students as they left Prince George Friday morning.

Weather for the start of the journey was unseasonably cold, however, team members said they were hoping for warmer weather in the days to come.

On Wednesday the community raised more than $30,000 during the annual Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail fundraiser.

Read More: Jail n’ Bail raises thousands for Cops for Cancer


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Dave Dickson has been a member of the Tour de North team since 2011. Dickson, along with Const. Joel Kooger and his wife, Alison Kooger, Const. Taylor Callens and Const. Isaac Perreault Labbe, embarked on the 850-kilometre bike ride Friday. Bill Phillips photo

Cops for Cancer 2018 Tour de North set off from Prince George Friday morning destined for Vanderhoof. Photo submitted

Just Posted

QRRC open house this Saturday

Researchers from various universities will share their findings on investigations into the impacts of the 2014 Mount Polley Mine spill into Quesnel Lake.

UPDATE: Father and 9-year-old son killed in crash north of Williams Lake

RCMP confirm family of five hit by southbound pickup truck that crossed the centre line

New Year’s Day robbery and stabbing suspect to stand trial this week

Prolific offender Blake Johnny in Williams Lake Supreme Court

COLUMNS: All for a good cause

Didn’t get to see the chicken herders in action at the Stampede Grounds recently

West Fraser works with BC Wildfire Service, harvests 2017 burned timber

National Forest Week is a time to celebrate our forestry heritage and highlight our stewardship of the forests that supports our communities

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Premier John Horgan ponders debate on voting system changes

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson wants one-on-one, no Green

Saganash drops F-bomb in Commons over federal approach to Trans Mountain

NDP’s reconciliation critic accused federal government of ‘wilfully’ violating constitutional duties

VIDEO: B.C. dairy farmer says Trump doesn’t understand the industry

‘They need supply management just as bad as we need to keep it’: sixth generation farmer Devan Toop

VIDEO: Death threat, racist comments spewed over empty seat on B.C. bus

Transit Police are investigating the incident, shared online by fellow passengers on Vancouver bus

Sister of plane crash victim that went missing in B.C. starting support network

Tammy Neron wants to help families who are searching for missing people

‘Hello, 911? There’s a horse in my living room’

Sproat Lake firefighters called to ‘rescue’ quarter-horse from Alberni Valley house

Assault charge withdrawn vs. ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna

Former Toronto player agrees to peace bond

UPDATED: Bill Cosby gets 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

Judge also declared the disgraced comedian a ‘sexually violent predator’

Most Read