Past Press Releases

2017 Press Releases and Media Stories

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

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

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

Red battles blue for firefighter stairclimb challenge at Calgary’s Bow Building (Calgary Herald, May 7)

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

Red battles blue for firefighter stairclimb challenge at Calgary’s Bow Building (Calgary Herald, May 7)

Firefighters suit up against police for 3rd 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

CPS Deputy Police Chief Ray Robitaille versus Chief Dongworth (May 1, 2017)

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 Stairclimb Participant Welcome Letters

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 Press Releases and Media Stories

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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2015 Press Releases for Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge Event

2015 January – Media Announcement of the Event

2015 February – Post Media Announcement of the Event

2015 April – Announcing the Event Day and Media Invitation

2015 May – Post Event Advisory

News Stories 2015 Event

Cochrane Fire Department

High River Fire Department

CTV Morning Show Live – May 1, 2015

Calgary Sun: Tall tale — $120,000 raised climbing 1,204 steps of Calgary’s tallest building

Global Calgary: Calgary Firefighters climb and conquer The Bow building

660News: Firefighters climb stairs for good cause

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