As a climbing group, we have the privilege to bring people together for climbing, friendships and fun. We’d love to utilize this privilege for meaningful causes in our community. So far we have raised $15174 for numerous charities through our climbing fundraisers (entirely volunteer-run and VRCG covered the admin. costs and all proceeds went to the charity). If you have any suggestions of any community causes that we can provide support for, please contact us. Here are some of our community efforts.
Founded by volunteers from VRCG in 2011, Climb and Conquer Society Canada is a registered charity (85092 7237 RR0001) run entirely by volunteers located in Vancouver, BC. Our MISSION is to support youth (age 4-18) from disadvantaged backgrounds to build healthy self-esteem and relationships through rock climbing and caring mentorships.
We run 2 programs:
1. Donate (we will issue tax receipts)
2. Volunteer as Climbing Mentor for this project
3. LIKE our facebook page and SHARE through facebook, twitter, word or mouth, etc.
Thank you for the following individuals for contributing!
|Natasha Berrato Bhaskar|
|Paul Danger Wiegele|
|Category||Athlete Name||Number of Sends||Category||Athlete Name||Number of Sends|
|2||Toby Sveluis||11||1||Allison Merz||12|
|2||Keith Dawson||8||2||Sonja Podstawskyj||11|
|2||Paul Wiegele||6||2||Amanda Bremner||1|
A fundraiser supporting Jamie McDonald who is currently running across Canada raising funds for sick children. More info
Thank you everybody for the support! Fun times and we have raised a total of $1105 in 3 hours (with the Canadian Govt. matching, it will come to $2210) on Nov 17, 2014. Way to show our Climbers’ Power and Love! Special thanks to the Hive for their continual support for all our VRCG projects and climbers/volunteers who set up this event!
About the disaster:
THANK YOU to all superheros, climbers and donors! 3 events at Cliffhanger Coquitlam, Vancouver and the Hive, 60 climbers with 152 donors who supported our annual Christmas Climb-a-thon. We have terminated and smashed our fundraising record and raised $5,508. This project (same as many past charity projects at VRCG) won’t be possible without amazing individuals who are ambitious, dream big and put their hands into their words and make real changes! Good job everybody! his year, all money goes directly to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, who builds affordable housing in Vancouver as part of the solution to solve the poverty problem.
The Vancouver Rock Climbing Group and Routes & Fruits join forces to raise funds ($1-1Climb style) for A Loving Spoonful, a local, volunteer-driven organization which provides meals to people living in poverty and with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver area. Event sign up here. Thanks to the generous support, we have raised $3102.
“We are so incredibly grateful for your support and generosity. It has been a difficult year for us and your donation has truly made a difference. This donation will purchase 873 meals to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in our community. From all of us at A Loving Spoonful – thank you so much for your support.”
From Adria Karchut, Director of Development & Volunteer Services
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0M Earthquake hit Japan, killing 10,000+ people. The earthquake created extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 10m that struck Japan minutes after the quake, with smaller waves after several hours in many other countries. In Japan, the waves are reported to have travelled up to 10 km inland. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse. Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and 1.4 million without water. Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least two nuclear reactors partially melted down, which prompted evacuations of the affected areas, and a state of emergency was established.
Thanks to the following Angels and Superheros! We raised a total of $2480!
*If I miss anyone, please let me know!
Happy Stan’s Recycling Services Ltd.
Jesse R. (Organizer)
Mike I. (Rocky)
Thomas, Renee and Fiona (Super family)
for the Climbers Access Society of BC Dec 11/18, 2010 1 Climb – 1 Dollar to raise community awareness, support and fund for the Climbers Access Society of BC.
The Squaw 160m: 14 laps* 12 laps*
The Chief 417m: 35 laps* 31 laps*
Lotus Flower Tower, NWT, CAN 762m: 64 laps* 56 laps*
El Capitan, Yosemite 910m: 76 laps* 67 laps*
Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, 1200m: 100 laps* 88 laps*
Jesse R. (v100)
Matt H. (c88)
Mike P. (v100)
Trango Tower, Pakistan 1755m: 147 laps* 129 laps*
Mount Odin, Baffin Island 2147m: 179 laps* 157 laps*
Thank you for the following 45 awesome individuals for their climbing, belaying, donations, cheering and support to make this project a great success in raising community awareness, support and $1400+ all for the Climbers Access Society of BC:
|Matt. H. and Sarah
Peter and his sister/brother
Rodolphe and Suzanne
We’d also like to thank the Directors of ACCESS, Cliffhanger staff and MEC for their support!
Jan 24, 2010
On Jan 12, 2010, a series of major earthquakes (7.0 Mw) struck Haiti in the area around the capital, Port-au-Prince. The International Red Cross estimated that about three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian Interior Minister, Paul Antoine Bien-Aimé, anticipated on 15 January that the disaster would eventually claim between 100,000 and 200,000 lives.
Our group and Olivier came up with the idea of a climbing fundraiser where a person can sponsor someone to climb or get sponsored to climb ($1 for 1 climb on an indoor climbing gym wall). With the promotion of Cliffhanger Climbing Gym and CBC Radio, the generous donors, the patient belayers and our always persevering climbers, we successfully raised $1342 (i.e. $2684 after the match from the government of Canada).
Kyle sacrifice his hair and successfully raised $550 for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.