Led by Egan, 21 riders and support staff, including Fort St. John RCMP members Ian Patrick Rissanen, Patricia Duffels, and Jason Spielman, left Prince George on September 14. They rode the 860 kilometres in Prince Rupert in “perfect” weather for the 9th annual Tour.
Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens joined the team on day four in Smithers, and explains that the tour is in support of research and prevention of pediatric cancer, as well as Camp Goodtimes.
“Many of us have been personally affected by cancer in some way, and we all want to do what we can in the fight against cancer,” he says. “Our participation in the Tour du North and monies raised by Cops for Cancer is our small gesture. I thank all who made a donation this year.”
Contributions to the Tour de North are still being accepted at www.copsforcancerbc.ca.