Guess who’s coming to breakfast?
Yes, it’s the return of the Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer riders for the traditional breakfast at the Chemainus Legion on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
“They’re staying overnight at the Best Western on Monday night (Oct. 3) and coming for breakfast Tuesday,” explained Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 treasurer Janet Mitchell.
There’s been some confusion about the dates due to the posted schedule for the riders on the Tour de Rock website. It shows Monday, Oct. 3 as the date for the ride in Ladysmith and Chemainus and then Tuesday, Oct. 4 for Lake Cowichan and Duncan.
But the riders will arrive on the evening of Oct. 3 just to stay overnight and then will start their day Oct. 4 with the Legion breakfast.
“The last two years was just outside the Legion,” noted Mitchell.
This year, it’s back to the in-person event inside the Legion with the presentation of cheques from community organizations going toward the cause to end childhood cancer.
Tickets for the Chemainus breakfast are $20 apiece, available from the 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus and the Legion lounge when it’s open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3-7 p.m.
The breakfast runs from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 4. The riders will be in attendance for the final hour.
The tour started Sept. 24 in Port Alice and wraps up Oct. 7 in Victoria.
Meanwhile, Mitchell added the Legion is also preparing to relaunch its full-fledged poppy and Remembrance Day campaigns.
A schedule of the poppy events will be released in about a month. Remembrance Day services will also return to pre-pandemic levels.
“It’ll be nice to have a proper ceremony this year,” said Mitchell.
The lounge and hall will be open once again during the day.