This year marks the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary. From May 2 – 15, 2021, hundreds of firefighters and members of the public will participate in the virtual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. In most years, this is a live event at The Bow building in Calgary, Alberta, but this year will be a virtual event – with new ways to involve and engage participants. What remains the same is that individuals and teams will still have to climb the same number of stairs as The Bow building, 1,204 steps (774 vertical feet), and firefighters will 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.