On April 25 & 26, WWF-Canada is celebrating our 25th Annual CN Tower Climb. In the lead up to the climb, we are sharing stories from our climbers – both rookies and veterans – on how they fundraise and why they climb. Show your pride and join us this year. Registration is free at wwf.ca/cntower.
What do these five Spring Things CEO-Committee executives have in common?
Each of them are demonstrating their passion and commitment to conservation by supporting the 25th Annual CN Tower Climb! Here are their stories:
Executive Champion: Lloyd Bryant, Managing Director
This year, HP-Canada will be participating in the Climb for the 9th year in a row. Since 2009, they have raised a cumulative $63,137.87 for WWF’s conservation work! Furthermore, Lloyd Bryant, Managing Director of HP-Canada, has climbed the tower seven times since HP-Canada started climbing, and he’s excited to do it again this year (and beat his best time of 15:08)!
Canada Steamship Lines
Executive Champion: Allister Paterson, President
Being based in Montreal hasn’t stopped Canada Steamship Lines from participating in the CN Tower Climb. As a part of their ‘Active April’ month last year, CSL donated $3 to WWF for each kilometre that an employee biked or walked to work. The best part: the top two ‘active’ employees were sent to Toronto to climb the tower’s 1,776 steps. Active April 2015 is currently in full force, and CSL is doing it all again this year!
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Executive Champion: Gord Hicks, President
Last year, Brookfield GIS recruited 21 climbers and raised over $8,000 for the climb. This year, they’re aiming to raise an astounding $20,000 for WWF through a wide variety of tactics such as hosting workplace fundraisers, rallying employees to join the climb, and getting President Gord Hicks to lead the way up the tower!
Lindt & Sprüngli Canada Inc.
Executive Champion: Rudi Blatter, President & CEO
Lindt is taking some pretty big strides to gear their employees up for this year’s Climb. For instance, at their all-employee town hall meeting, Lindt surprised staff by bringing out the WWF Panda and igniting excitement around the Spring Things campaign and the Climb. Last year, one of Lindt’s teams took home the top fundraising team prize by raising $10,268, and this year they are determined to keep that title.
Executive Champion: Stu Wanlin, Executive Vice President
It’s the Climb’s 25th Anniversary, and Bentall Kennedy has got some spectacular plans to celebrate. Not only is the organization matching all employee donations, but if they hit their goal of recruiting 50 climbers, an extra $ 2,500 will be donated to WWF! Bentall Kennedy has already got their Executive Vice President, Stu Wanlin training for the big day on April 26.
By demonstrating their passion for conservation and sustainability through efforts like the CN Tower Climb, these five executives are a source of inspiration for all employees within the organization.
Now that’s what I call stepping up to the challenge.
It’s your turn to step up! Join us for the CN Tower Climb’s 25th Anniversary by registering here, or by supporting our climbers and teams here.
Learn more about how your company can get involved with the Living Planet @ Work program and the many ways you can bring sustainability to your office and support WWF’s critical conservation work.