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Tour de Rock riders stop at Applewood while visiting North Island

Tour de Rock riders stop at Applewood while visiting North Island
Tour de Rock riders Jereme Leslie and Dani Frohloff stop at Applewood GM along with junior riders Beckett and Weston Ireton.

2 Tour de Rock riders from the Saanich police department made a pit stop at Applewood GM while spending some time visiting the true North Island.

Before hitting up Applewood GM, husband and wife duo Jereme Leslie and Dani Frohloff gave an early morning presentation at Fort Rupert Elementary School to a few classrooms, speaking with students while also getting the opportunity to visit with junior riders Beckett and Weston Ireton.

Weston was diagnosed with leukemia back in August of 2018 when he was just two-years-old, but after two full years of ongoing treatment, he was announced as cancer-free back in 2020 and has continued to be North Island's junior rider every year since.

As for how speaking to the students at FRES went, Leslie noted it was "fantastic. It's such a great community, the kids were really receptive of us coming in, and it was just great getting to meet some of the kids and to see Weston and his brother."

"We basically went into a couple classrooms, had conversations with them and handed out bracelets while getting to talk about what Tour de Rock does, raising money for Camp Goodtimes and pediatric cancer research."

Tour de Rock has officially started fundraising activities for the 2024 ride, and Leslie was quick to point out they were visiting with Applewood to discuss the cause and how they can help out with fundraising here in the North Island.

"Applewood's a wonderful sponsor, we're really appreciative of them and all the support we're receiving from them."


Tyson Whitney

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