Press Releases

2017 Media Stories and Releases

Local firefighters did well in stair climb challenge (Olds Albertan May 16)

Bonnyville volunteer firefighters reach the top of the Calgary Stairclimb (May 16, Bonnyville Nouvelle)

Local firefighters climb the ‘daunting’ Bow tower to raise funds for people living with cancer (May 15, Vulcan Advocate, Champion FD)

Firefighters prove to be stair masters (May 10, Western Wheel)

Okotoks Firefighters Reach New Heights to Support Charity (May 9 Okotoks Online)

Firefighters suit up against police for third annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (May 7)

Stair climb ‘personal’ for High River firefighter (May 5)

Breakfast Television with Andrew Schultz (May 5)

Sicamous firefighters to gear up for fundraiser (May 3)

Jordan Witzel on Global TV (April 26)

CPS Deputy Police Chief Ray Robitaille’s Challenge to Chief Dongworth

Calgary hosts the World’s Highest Elevation Firefighter Stairclimb in support of firefighters and citizens impacted by Cancer (May 3)

Central Alberta firefighters stepping up to challenge (April 26, Red Deer Advocate)

Stettler firefighters preparing to climb the tallest building in Calgary for cancer fundraiser (Apr 27)

Local firefighters take on Calgary Stairclimb Challenge for cancer – Drumheller (Apr 7)

Firefighters Step Up for Charity – Cochrane (Apr 6)

Nanton firefighters climbing 1,200 steps in full gear to raise money (Mar 16)

Eckville to compete in and raise funds for Firefighter Stairclimb (Mar 09)

Champion firefighters preparing for Stairclimb challenge in Calgary (Mar 02)

Vegreville Lifestyle Challenge Profile – Cody Yaxley (Feb 06)

2017 Letters Welcoming Stairclimb Participants

Chief Steve Dongworth, Calgary Fire Department

Mike Carter, IAFF Local 255 (Calgary Chapter) President

Patti Morris, executive director, Wellspring Calgary

Benevolent Society Letter to Participants (Ian Crosby)


2016 Media Stories and Releases

Breakfast Television with Andrew Schultz Apr 28

Global TV with Jordan – Climbing the BOW! April 26 with Chief Steve Dongworth

Global TV with Jordan Witzel – climbing the BOW with Brian McAsey

CTV Morning Live with Camilla di Diuseppe – climbing the BOW April 26th

2016 April 26: Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority set to climb the BOW

2016 April 19: Calgary Hosts Highest Elevation Stairclimb at the BOW

2016 Mar 30: BrandedYYC – Battling Cancer, One Step at a Time, by Dave Dormer

2016 Mar 15: Calgary Sun – Lofty challenge of the Chief to climb the BOW 1204 steps in under 18 minutes, by Shawn Logan

2016 March 14: Challenge the Chief – Do you have what it takes to beat Chief Steve Dongworth’s climb time up the 1204 BOW tower stairs? Sign up before March 30.

2016 March 13: Cochrane Fire Team – Firefighters Preparing for Stairclimb Challenge, by David Feil, Cochrane Times

2016 March 2: Crowsnest Pass Team Story – Why this team is climbing, by Brad Quarin, Writer/Photographer, Shooting the Breeze, Crowsnest Pass

2016 Feb 12: Local firefighters take stair climb challenge – Warman SK, Clark’s Crossing Gazette. And In Tribute to Bill Braun, Firefighters Join Calgary Stairclimb.

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