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

Feldinger selected as one of four recipients of new BC Rugby bursary

Asked about receiving the bursary, Feldinger said she was extremely grateful.

Speaking up for resource communities topic of #TheNorthMatters meeting in Williams Lake Sunday

“No one’s here to cause a problem,” Barnett said. “We’re here to solve a problem.”

Former Olympian Ian James jumps into new role with city

New director of community services happy to be in the lakecity

Lost and Found showcases power of abstract and found art

In the Station House’s Main Gallery this month art is found amidst discarded things

Williams Lake Farmers Market winding down for the year

The Williams Lake Farmers Market’s experiment with the Tuesday evening market has proven a success

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Most Read