Cst. Rachel Geense will be participating in her second tour this year, and the public is invited to help welcome her when she arrives in Dawson Creek this Friday on her way to Williams Lake. Acting mayor Bud Powell will be on hand to welcome Geense as she arrives at the Lake View Credit Union at 4 p.m.
The public is then welcomed to help Mayor Mike Bernier bid farewell to Geense as she leaves for the rest of the tour from the fire hall at 7 a.m.
This year marks the first that the cycling tour – one of four regional fundraisers across the province for the Canadian Cancer Society of British Columbia and the Yukon – will be heading north to south, 800 kilometres from Fort St. John to Williams Lake from Sept. 9 to 15.
The Cops for Cancer events are in support of cancer research and support services, including a summer recreation program called Camp Goodtimes in Mission for children and youth diagnosed with cancer and their families. Tour de North is currently ranked number one in funds raised for the 2011 Cops for Cancer Ride, and participants have set a goal of raising $62,500.
To donate or to find out more about the Cops for Cancer Tour de North, go online to www.copsforcancer.bc.ca.