For fans of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition, Tuesday was a big night.
Williams Lake’s very own RCMP Const. Taylor Callens was at Boston Pizza for the community viewing party to benefit Cops for Cancer.
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Callens and his RCMP sister, Const. Courtney Callens, team of Siblings and Mounties, are in the final four in Tuesday’s episode.
Besides being on the show, Callens is also a part of the Williams Lake team for Cops for Cancer Tour de North.
The annual ride aims to fight cancer and help make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer and their families.
This year’s tour will see riders embark on an 850-kilometre journey from Prince George to Prince Rupert in seven days, starting Friday, Sept. 14.
And on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Williams Lake Cops for Cancer Tour de North team will host its Jail and Bail fundraiser at Spirit Square on Oliver Street from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. where Cariboo residents can have a person in the community ‘arrested’ and locked in a mock prison cell at Spirit Square.
From there, equipped with just a cell phone, they’ll need to tap into their family members, colleagues and friends to fundraise enough money in order to be released on bail.
For anyone wanting to make a donation to the Cops for Cancer Tour de North team, options are available.
You can either donate to the Williams Lake group as a whole, or sponsor an individual rider at www.tourdenorth.ca and follow the website links to the Tour de North team. You can also follow along the journey on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/copstourdenorth.
This year’s Tour de North schedule is as follows:
• Friday, Sept. 14 (day one): Prince George to Vanderhoof (100 kilometres)
• Saturday, Sept. 15 (day two): Vanderhoof to Fort St. James (120 kilometres) and return to Fraser Lake (175 kilometres)
• Sunday, Sept. 16 (day three): Fraser Lake to Burns Lake (70 kilometres)
• Monday, Sept. 17 (day four): Burns Lake to Smithers (150 kilometres)
• Tuesday, Sept. 18 (day five): Smithers to Hazelton (75 kilometres)
• Wednesday, Sept. 19 (day six): Hazelton to Terrace (145 kilometres)
• Thursday, Sept. 20 (day seven): Terrace to Prince Rupert (150 kilometres)