09:30 Speed Skating Long Track – 5000 m Male Final – Final11:30 Speed Skating Long Track – 3000 m Female Final – Final Only one day remains for long track speed skating at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for the Canada Winter Games. Day two has come to a close as skaters took part in the mass start events, as well as the men’s 1,500 metre race, and the women’s 1,000 metre race.In the men’s mass start winning gold was Tyson Langelaar of Manitoba with a time of 7:03.64. Taking the silver was Antoine Roger of Quebec in 7:03.91, and winning bronze was Lucas Morin of Saskatchewan as he finished the race in 7:04.02.Winning gold in the women’s mass start was Carolane Gingras of Quebec in 5:20.20. Silver and bronze went to two B.C. skaters as Carolina Hiller and Sara Spence finished with times of 5:20.23, and 5:20.38 respectively.- Advertisement -Taking home the top spot in the women’s 1,000 metre race was Geanne Blais Dufour of Quebec in 1:22.27. Silver and bronze again went to Carolina Hiller and Sara Spence of B.C. They clocked in at 1:23.76, and 1:23.80 for their respective races.Lucas Morin of Saskatchewan won the gold medal in the men’s 1,500 metre race at 1:56.01. Silver went to Alberta’s Kevin Yaholnitsky in 1:56.68, and winning bronze was Antoine Roger of Quebec in 1:56.85. Dawson Creek’s Jacob Graham also took part in the event but the illness that he was dealing with yesterday further hindered him in today’s races as he finished in 2:03.90.As mentioned tomorrow if the final day of long track speed skating at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for the Canada Winter games. The schedule is listed below:Advertisement
Cops for Cancer Coordinator, Erin Reynolds says the fundraising goal set for this year is $325,000, but she’s has her own goal in mind, hoping to exceed last year’s donations of $345,000.Each rider raises a minimum of $3,000 to support kids with cancer and their families.This year, 4 members of the Fort St. John RCMP are participating in the ride, while another 2 officers are coming from Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -In total, there are 29 participants in the tour.Reynolds says the RCMP’s participation in a cause like this fits into their core value of community engagement.“It resonates with the members (of the RCMP) in that it’s their opportunity to engage with the community in a very positive manner and feel like they’re contributing to peoples lives in the north by helping children with cancer,” Reynolds explained.Advertisement Cops for Cancer originated with an Edmonton officer, back in 1994, when he got wind of a child who had gone through chemotherapy and was being teased at school for the loss of his hair. The officer and a couple friends than decided to shave their heads, make an appearance at the school, and declare it as the ‘in’ style.Tour de North has been an annual event for the past 13 years, raising more that $2,000,000 for pediatric cancer research and support programs.If you would like to learn more or make a donation, visit www.tourdenorth.ca, or contact Reynolds at 250 645 2365.