WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada

April 21, 2005 10:57 ET

Corporate teams rise to the challenge for WWF

More than 200 teams from Canada's business community including 25 teams from FedEx, will deliver the goods at the 15th annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for World Wildlife Fund Canada Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 21, 2005) - More than 200 teams from Canada's business community including 25 teams from FedEx, will deliver the goods at the 15th annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada). The teams will charge up the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower on Thursday, April 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., competing for titles such as top fundraising team, fastest male and fastest female teams.

"Canada Life is proud to sponsor this exciting event and we encourage our employees to participate in the Team Challenge," said Jan Belanger, Assistant Vice-President, Community Affairs, Canada Life. "It is a great way to increase employee morale, promote teambuilding and support the important work of WWF-Canada."

"This will be my first opportunity to participate in the climb and I am very excited to be a part of it," said Mike Russill, President and CEO of WWF-Canada. "An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers and the loyalty of the 5,000 climbers who come out each year, as well as the unflagging support of our sponsors, Canada Life and the CN Tower."

"We at the CN Tower are proud to support this very worthwhile cause over the last 15 years. We encourage everyone to participate and contribute toward preserving the natural wonders of the world by climbing to the top of Canada's Wonder of the World!" said Jack Robinson, General Manager of the CN Tower.

WWF-Canada works to save nature by conserving species and protecting their habitats; by ensuring our use of renewable resources is sustainable; and by helping individuals, companies and governments reduce pollution.

For more information, visit wwf.ca.
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Contact Information

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