Marshaling the Troops

The Tour de Victoria is coming up on Saturday, May 28th. This amazing cycling event is fronted by professional cyclist Ryder Hesjedal (of Tour de France fame) and includes several sports legends such as Seamus McGrath, Simon Whitfield, and Silken Laumann. They need the help of hundreds of volunteers to help make the event possible.

They are looking for marshals along the whole course which includes the following areas, the number of marshals needed and approximate times:

Zone 1 – Victoria /View Royal/Colwood/Langford (80) (6:45 – 9:30 am)
Zone 2 – Highlands/Saanich/Central Saanich (30) (8:00 – 10:00 am)
Zone 3 – Central & North Saanich / Sidney (35) (8:15 – 11:15 am)
Zone 4 – Sidney / Central Saanich (55) (9:00 am – 12:15 pm)
Zone 5 – Saanich (75) (9:15 am – 1:30 pm)
Zone 6 – Oak Bay / Victoria (70) (9:45 am – 2:00 pm)

Each of the marshals will be given an orientation package and instructions for their particular position on the course. Each zone will be organized by a captain who will be available prior to the event and on event day to answer questions and respond to the needs of the marshals. As an overview, the marshals will be expected to:

· inform the public on what is taking place
· inform drivers to be cautious of cyclist and where our route is
· inform people about when the roads will be open again
· be our ambassadors
· be our “eyes and ears” of the event and notify of any troubles by contacting your zone captain

Time commitment: Two Hour Orientation & Training on Tuesday, May 24th at Harbour Towers Hotel which will include a police, a medical presentation and information about the Event. The commitment on May 28th depends on which zone you are in and the approximate times are listed above.
Recognition: Each volunteer will receive an event T-shirt, and a yummy bagged lunch from Thrifty Foods.
Honorariums: For groups of 15 or more they will be offering a small honorarium.

For information about the event and to sign-up part visit

For more information contact Erin Stead at


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