April 15, 2011 08:16 ET

Media Advisory: WWF's 21st Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb, Saturday, April 16

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - Looking for a new view of the Toronto sunrise? Try WWF's 21st Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb, taking place bright and early Saturday morning!

WWF's 21st Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb is an iconic Toronto event that raises over a $1 million to support WWF's ongoing conservation work to protect our Arctic, oceans, freshwater and climate.

The event draws Canadians from all walks of life with remarkable personal stories. One Toronto-area man will be surprising his girlfriend by proposing to her when she reaches the top, while a visually-impaired Ottawa woman is climbing in celebration of her 49th birthday. Tristan, a nine-year-old from Toronto, is hoping to be the top kid fundraiser (with $4,000) when he climbs, and two teams of firefighters will be competing against each other.

Please note that all media will be required to sign security waiver forms in order to ascend the tower. Forms will be available at the media desk in the base of the tower.

WhereCN Tower
WhenSaturday, April 16, 2011
Time5:55 a.m.Ribbon cutting ceremony (in front of South entrance to base of CN Tower) with Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF
6 a.m.First climbers ascend
6:45 a.m. (approx.)Local man proposes to his girlfriend when she reaches the top of the tower
8 a.m. (approx.)Visually-impaired Ottawa woman, Shelley Anne Morris, climbs
6:30 a.m. (approx.)Superstar kid fundraiser Tristan Collier and his mother, Rebecca, climb
7:30 a.m. (Toronto Team)
8 a.m. (Barrie Team)
Two teams of local firefighters climb
Who• Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF
• Christina Topp, Vice-President, Fundraising, WWF
• Monte Hummel, President Emeritus, WWF (and 21-year climb veteran)
• New fiancés (names available upon request)
• Shelley Anne Morris, visually-impaired Ottawa woman
• Tristan Collier, nine year-old superstar fundraiser
• Barrie and Toronto firefighting teams, competing for the fastest time

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people thrive with nature. www.wwf.ca

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