Past Press Releases

2018 Press Releases and Media Stories

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

Firefighters surmount Stairclimb Challenge (Lacombe Globe, May 3)

SC firefighters compete in stair climb challenge with heavy hearts (Swift Current Online, May 2)

Firefighters climb great heights for cancer (Western Wheel, May 2)

101-year-old Calgary man honours late wife with tower climb (Calgary Herald, April 30)

Cochrane firefighters take on stairclimb challenge
(Cochrane Eagle, April 30)

Central Alberta firefighters complete Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Red Deer Advocate, April 30)

First responders preparing for charity stairclimb challenge (The Reminder, April 19)

Local firefighters again taking part in Stairclimb Challenge (Nanton News, April 13)

Four M.L. firefighters to climb over 1,200 stairs for cancer charity (Meadow Lake Now, March 20)

Firefighters aim to support those impacted by cancer (Eckville Echo, March 14)

Fun and friendly stair climb challenge raises funds for firefighters (The Golden Star, March 9)

Shuswap firefighters preparing to climb for charity (Salmon Arm Observer, February 14)

Blackfalds firefighter battling cancer (Red Deer Advocate, January 23)

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)

2017 Media Stories & Releases

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)

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)

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 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.

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

2015 Media Stories & Releases

Cochrane Fire Department

CTV Morning Show Live – May 1, 2015

Global Calgary: Calgary Firefighters climb and conquer The Bow building

660News: Firefighters climb stairs for good cause