April 23, 2005 04:00 ET

Photo Op -5,000 people prepare to climb the CN Tower for WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada anticipates close to 5,000 people will climb the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower to raise money for our conservation work. Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2005) - If you did not attend the Team Challenge, make sure you don't miss the Public Climb. The Canada Life CN Tower Climb for World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) Team Challenge was a huge success and the excitement keeps building as we prepare for the Public Climb on Saturday, April 23.

We anticipate close to 5,000 people will climb the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower to raise money for WWF-Canada's conservation work. This opportunity to climb the world's tallest building will take place from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with a 5:59 a.m. ribbon cutting to kick things off.

The goal of the two-day event is to raise $650,000 and after last night's success we are well on our way.

WWF-Canada media relations staff will be on hand to facilitate interviews with climbers; get action shots on the stairs as well as provide sound bites from Mike Russill, President and CEO of WWF-Canada. Media are required to check-in at the media registration table located at the base of the tower, just inside the entrance off Bremner Blvd.

All media must be escorted by event staff and are asked to wear appropriate footwear such as running shoes and sign a waiver and confidentiality agreement.

Contact Information

  • Tara Wood, World Wildlife Fund Canada
    Primary Phone: 416-489-4567 ext. 7255
    E-mail: twood@wwfcanada.org