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Tour de Rock Barbecue A Sizzling Success

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The residents of Langford, local businesses and Langford City staff opened up their hearts and wallets in an emotional show of support for two individuals raising money to help children with cancer.

City staff arranged a barbecue on June 18 outside Langford City Hall and the community responded in droves, with a steady stream of people of all ages and backgrounds dropping off donations from noon until 2 p.m., including $1,000 from the West Shore Developers Association and $500 from Wensley Architecture to cover the cost of the food.

All told, the barbecue raised $2,876 for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with proceeds going toward Camp Good Times on the Lower Mainland and cancer research. West Shore RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve, Wright, who is participating in the ride this year, said the fundraiser shows how in tune people on Vancouver Island are to the Tour de Rock and the fight against cancer. “I was very humbled by the response from this community,” Wright said. “I think everyone has been touched in some way by cancer, and wants to help in the fight to find a cure.” The Tour de Rock has raised more than $20 million in the 19 years the event has taken place on Vancouver Island.

Belle Stott, the nine-year-old daughter of a City of Langford employee, shaved her head and donated her hair to Locks of Love, raising $1,645 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the process. Stott said her motivation is based on her belief that it’s important to do what you can to help others.

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