Tuck in to a Tour de Rock fundraiser

The South Cowichan Rotary is partnering with the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and MNP to host a Barn Burner Cops for Cancer dinner/dance

Rob Webb may not be the sergeant for the South End’s RCMP detachment any more but the South End still wants to be part of his Tour de Rock ride this year.

So, the South Cowichan Rotary is partnering with the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and MNP to host a first annual Barn Burner Cops for Cancer dinner and dance on Saturday, Aug. 15 in the Farmers Institute’s new barn located just off of Fisher Road in the Cobble Hill Village.

The Farmers’ Institute’s Gerry Giles says, “This is a don’t-miss event as it honours Rob Webb, the former sergeant at the Shawnigan Detachment and one of this year’s Tour de Rock riders. Montgomery County will perform and all proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Tour in Rob’s name.”

Sound like a great evening? You bet. Get your tickets to this fun event from the Cobble Hill Market, Cowichan Press or by calling Bob at 250-743-2253.

The very next morning, Sunday, Aug. 16, the Rotary Club is at it again with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m., which will include head shavings for the cause.

Other upcoming Tour de Rock fundraising events in the Cowichan Valley also feature good times and good food and drink.

Red Arrow Brewing is hosting a fundraising barbecue in Duncan on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3-6 p.m., where people can try some the new microbrewery’s local concoctions as they help raise funds for kids with cancer.

On Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to cheer the Tour de Rock team as they arrive at Just Jakes Restaurant in Duncan on their “mock tour” preparation. Tickets are $15, but there’s a limited number for this barbecue lunch, so head to Just Jakes on Craig Street to get yours before they’re gone.

Fundraising heads back to the south end of the Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 16 for a Tour de Rock Red Serge Dinner in Shawnigan Lake. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 as Shawnigan Lake School and local RCMP host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction in support of Webb’s ride. Tickets are $10. To reserve, call 250-746-2315 or email rlwebb@telus.net

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