April 13, 2011 13:14 ET

Media Advisory: WWF's 21st Annual Canada Life CN Tower Team Climb, Thursday, April 14

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2011) - Who wants to climb 1, 776 steps for the best view in Toronto? Some of Canada's top athletes, along with groups from across Canada, that's who.

WWF's 21st Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb is an iconic Toronto event that sees Canadians climb the CN Tower and fundraise for WWF's critical conservation work.

This year the Climb has attracted some superstar athletes, including NHL great Scott Niedermayer, who is WWF's new Freshwater Ambassador and Joe Eppele, Toronto Argonaut, who promises to wear a Sasquatch suit if he reaches his fundraising goal of $1,776 – one dollar for each step.

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

WhereCN Tower
WhenThursday, April 14, 2011
Time4 p.m.Media scrum with Gerald Butts (WWF) and Scott Niedermayer
CN Tower Atrium (on between Union Station and Skywalk)
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.Open for brief interviews and photos
Please request in advance to reserve your time slot
5:55 – 6 p.m.Ribbon cutting ceremony
In front of South entrance to base of CN Tower
Who• Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF Canada
• Scott Niedermayer, NHL Legend, Stanley Cup Winner, Olympic Gold Medalist (Captain of Men's Hockey, 2010) and WWF Freshwater Ambassador

Joe Eppele, Offensive Lineman for the Toronto Argonauts, will also be available for interviews and photos in the Sasquatch suit from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

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