Cops for Cancer Motorcycle Rally ‘awesome’


Observer Reporter

Les Nylen says the Cops for Cancer Motorcycle Rally fundraiser on May 22 was a huge success.

Thirty-two riders met at the Oasis Pub parking lot in McLeese Lake on a bright sunny day and rode to the Canadian Tire parking lot in Quesnel.

“It was awesome. It went really well; smooth sailing all the way.”

He adds the Quesnel RCMP escorted the riders to Canadian Tire from a few kilometres south of the city.

“There was a good turnout of members for that and there was a great turnout of volunteers, too.”

Nylen notes the motorcycle rally was intended to raise awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society-BC &Yukon, as well as for pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes.

The rally raised $1,175 and it will be handed over to Quesnel RCMP Cpl. Steven Pelletier who will be riding in the Tour de North in September. Pelletier needs to raise a minimum $3,000 contribution in order to participate in the ride.

Nylen says there was a great turnout for the barbecue/fundraising event at Canadian Tire that afternoon.

“There were a lot of people who came up to buy a hotdog and pick up some raffle tickets. The door prizes were well received.”

He adds Canadian Tire donated a motorcycle jack and a stand.

They also had a remote-controlled motorcycle, which was very popular with the folks who were there, he explains.

“We drew tickets, of course, and we let the people pick the prize they wanted, and the motorcycle was the first one claimed.

“The guy wanted it and he took it right off the bat.” Nylen says he wants to thank everyone who participated in the event, volunteers, RCMP and Canadian Tire.

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