Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge
In-person: June 5, 2022
Virtual: May 27-June 5, 2022
In support of Wellspring Calgary
Do you have what it takes?
This year marks the 8th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary. In most years, this is a live event at The Bow in Calgary, Alberta, but this year participants will have the chance to climb in-person and outdoors at Canada Olympic Park (COP) on June 5, 2022 or virtually from May 27 – June 5, 2022. The event is open to anyone who wants to fundraise and participate, but firefighters must climb in full duty gear.
Originally inspired by Kathy Blas, sister of local fallen firefighter Gord Paul, the event and its proceeds support firefighters and citizens in our community who are fighting cancer. This event is made possible thanks to the generous support and involvement of the Calgary Fire Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 255 and our event sponsors.
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On Sunday, May 2, Chief Neufeld donned the full 50 pounds of firefighter gear and went toe-to-toe with Chief Dongworth. After climbing 1,204 steps outside, Chief Dongworth emerged as the winner, by 10 seconds.