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Central Saanich car wash moves Tour de Rock team one step closer to $800,000 goal – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Department cleans a car Saturday during a fundraising car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Press team)
Greater Victoria first responders held a charity car wash at the Central Saanich Fire Department Station on Saturday to support this year's Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser.  (Justin Samanski-Langille/Press team)Greater Victoria first responders held a charity car wash at the Central Saanich Fire Department Station on Saturday to support this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Press team)
Greater Victoria first responders held a charity car wash at the Central Saanich Fire Department Station on Saturday to support this year's Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser.  (Justin Samanski-Langille/Press team)Greater Victoria first responders held a charity car wash at the Central Saanich Fire Department Station on Saturday to support this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Press team)

Some of Greater Victoria’s best worked hard to keep citizens’ cars clean, and they did it for a good cause.

Saturday’s event at the Central Saanich Fire Department Fire Hall served as a fundraising and awareness event to help this year’s Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer team get closer to their goal of raising $800,000 to support pediatric cancer research and the Canadian Cancer Society.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the fire and police crew was kept busy by a steady stream of cars looking to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather to shine and support a good cause.

“We have a big goal to achieve, but I know we can do it,” said the cap. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Department. “We have events throughout the summer, so over time we’ll raise the money. I believe we’re around $89,000 as of now. We started fundraising in early June.

This year marks both the return to in-person events and the final bike ride for the annual fundraiser, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

“I will be retiring around this time next year, so it’s the perfect time to support Cops for Cancer and the Tour de Rock. I always wanted to do it,” Bryant said. “I’m riding with a great group of people and we’ll have a great time doing it.”

This year’s Tour de Rock trek is scheduled to start in Port Alice on September 24 and end in Victoria on October 7. For more information on the tour or to donate, visit tourderock.ca.


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