WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada

April 19, 2005 10:35 ET

Photo Op - Teams climb to record heights for WWF-Canada

This is your opportunity to see teams from every sector of the Toronto business community, including 25 teams from FedEx, climb the 1,776 steps of the world's tallest building to support WWF-Canada. Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2005) - On Thursday, April 21, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. more than 200 teams will participate in the Team Challenge at the Canada Life CN Tower Climb for World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada). This is your opportunity to see teams from every sector of the Toronto business community, including 25 teams from FedEx, climb the 1,776 steps of the world's tallest building to support WWF-Canada's conservation work.

The challenge attracts teams from all over the GTA as well as a team from India. Climbers will compete for awards such as fastest male, female and co-ed team, top fundraising team, etc.. If you can't make it to the Team Challenge, come out to the Public Climb on Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The goal is to raise $650,000 over the two-day event to help WWF-Canada protect wild life and wild places.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:50 p.m. with the WWF-Canada teams up the tower first.

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.

WWF-Canada media relations staff will be on hand to assist you and arrange interviews with climb participants as well as with Mike Russill, WWF-Canada President and CEO.
IN: ENTERTAINMENT, ENVIRONMENT

Contact Information

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