Mr. Speaker, on Friday, October 2, the Tour de Rock was in Saanich—Gulf Islands as their long ride neared an end.
Tour de Rock was the 1998 Cops for Cancer Campaign. Fifteen Vancouver Island law enforcement officers undertook a 1,000 kilometre bike ride from Port Hardy to Victoria, raising awareness for childhood cancer research. Along the way more than $260,000 was raised in support of this worthy cause.
I applaud these individuals, who endured a gruelling physical test over the past two weeks, braving poor weather in the coastal mountains in pursuit of their goal.
Every day police officers put their lives on the line in the service of their communities. Often these efforts go unnoticed. Congratulations to the Tour de Rock as an example to us all. Their hard work is an inspiration in the fight against cancer.