The Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North rides to the ocean again for 2012
For nine years the Tour de North has followed the East/West route from Prince George to Prince Rupert, stopping in ten communities across central British Columbia.
In 2011, for our 10th anniversary, the Tour de North Planning Committee responded to multiple requests for engagement of additional communities in Northern British Columbia and the North/South route was created.
The new route went from Fort St. John to Williams Lake and gave new communities the opportunity to host and experience the Tour passing through their town for the first time.
For the 2012 Tour de North, Tour will be returning to the original East/West route, commencing in Prince George on Friday, September 14 and traveling through Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers, Moricetown, Hazelton, and Terrace with the ride concluding in Prince Rupert on Thursday, September 20.
“In 2011, communities along the North/South route responded very well to the Tour coming through and our objective is to alternate year to year between the North/South route and the East/West route”, said Erin Reynolds, Tour Coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society.
“This will enable us to share the Tour experience between more communities in the region.
“The (Tour) team is looking forward to a return to the East/West route and working with those communities again to continue to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research and support programs that the Canadian Cancer Society offers”, says Pat Egan, Inspector (Fort St. John) and Road Captain for the Tour Riders.
“We hope that communities on each Tour route will continue to embrace the Tour de North each year as communities and riders raise funds for pediatric cancer research, for support programs for children and families on the cancer journey, and for Camp Goodtimes available every year for children, diagnosed with cancer, and their families to attend at no cost.”