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Officer on solo cross country cycling trip makes Castlegar stop

Sgt. Dayne Campbell is raising funds and awareness for Cops for Cancer
Sgt. Dayne Campbell stopped in Castlegar on May 10 during his solo cross-country cycling trip to raise money to help fight cancer. Photo: Submitted

A Vancouver Police Department officer stopped by Castlegar on May 10 as he cycles across Canada raising funds for Cops for Cancer.

Veteran officer Sgt. Dayne Campbell has already raised more than $31,000. In addition to raising financial support, his goal is to bring awareness across Canada in hopes others will become involved in the program.

Cst. Ron George, a member of the Castlegar RCMP, joined Sgt. Campbell on his ride down the Paulson Pass on Hwy 3, and together they arrived at the Castlegar RCMP Detachment.

Cst. George has been a rider for the Cops for Kids program for nine years and wanted to show his support for the dedication and compassion of Sgt. Campbell.

Castlegar RCMP and Fire Department members greeted Sgt. Campbell and he shared his story about his lengthy participation with Cops for Cancer over the years, and how a recent cancer diagnosis of his teenage daughter brought about this adventure in travelling across Canada.

Sgt. Campbell’s next stop was Salmo, and he expects to arrive in Halifax within 45 to 60 days.

Anyone wishing to donate in support of Sgt. Campbell can do so through the Canadian Cancer Society website, Tour de Coast 2024: Dayne’s Ride Across Canada - Canadian Cancer Society, or through the Vancouver Police Foundation VPD Sergeant Cycling Across Canada in Support of Pediatric Cancer.

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