FAQs

Participants can sign up as an individual or as a team.

For firefighters, the 1204 stairs are climbed in full duty gear, no SCBA, on a single day between May 2 to 15, 2021.

For non-firefighters, the 1204 stairs are climbed on a single day between May 2 to 15, 2021 – no duty gear is required.

Only the stairs going up count – going down does not count as stairs climbed.

To validate the number of stairs or the elevation climbed, either upload a photo of your watch or app, or indicate how many stairs made up your staircase and how many times you climbed it to reach 1204 stairs.

For individuals (firefighters and non-firefighters) – if you are climbing for “fastest time” on a set of competitive stairs, in addition to the climb verification, upload a photo of a watch or app indicating the time it took to climb the 1204 stairs. A list of competitive stairs will be released soon.

To be eligible for prizing, a minimum of $250/person fundraised AND verification of climb must be received by midnight on May 15, 2021.

To validate the number of stairs or the elevation climbed, either upload a photo of your watch or an app, or indicate how many stairs made up your staircase and how many times you climbed to reach 1204 stairs.

If you are climbing for a “fastest time,” in addition to the climb verification, upload a photo of a watch or app indicating the time it took to climb the 1204 stairs.

If you are climbing for a fastest time, individuals must climb one of the six sets of competitive stairs.

A list of competitive stairs will be released soon.

Please click here to validate your virtual Stairclimb.

A $50 donation is required to hold your place in the event, with a commitment to raise an additional minimum of $200 by May 15, 2021.

A fundraising total of $250/person is required to be eligible for prize draws along with proof that you climbed 1204 stairs or 774 feet elevation.

When you fundraise the minimum $250/person, as our thanks, firefighters will receive an event t-shirt and coin, and non-firefighters will receive an event t-shirt.

All participants who reach the minimum $250/person fundraising commitment by April 15 will have their t-shirt (and coin if you are a firefighter) shipped by April 28, 2021.

Participants who reach the minimum $250/person fundraising commitment after April 15, will have their t-shirt shipped by June 9, 2021.

To create a team, select a team captain who will register the team for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. Click “sign up” and then select “create a team” on the registration page.

Choose a team name and sign up for the Stairclimb. Get creative – we have prizes for the best team name!

Forward the team name to the rest of your teammates, which they will use when signing up. Direct your team members to calgarystairclimb.com > Sign up > Join a Team. Your teammates can now sign up with a donation and join the team.

If you signed up as an individual and would like to join a team, please email info@calgarystairclimb.com and provide your first and last name along with the name of the team you would like to join. You will receive a confirmation email once the change is made.

  • Each member of a team is required to raise a minimum of $250. The total amount fundraised by the team will be divided by the number of team members. If that amount is $250 or more, all team members will be eligible for prizing when they complete their stairclimb AND submit their climb verification.
  • Plans change, people get injured, there are many reasons why people cannot participate in an event as planned. Please let us know you are unable to take part in the Stairclimb by emailing: info@calgarystairclimb.com. Per CRA guidelines, donations to the event cannot be refunded as all donations are tax receipted.If you have reached your minimum $250 commitment, you will receive your t-shirt (and coin if you are a firefighter).

Donors are able to support your efforts by making an online donation. Send your potential donors  an email or a social media post with the link to your personal page. They may also go to www.calgarystairclimb.com, click on donate, search for your name and donate directly to your climb. Watch your fundraising thermometer grow!

All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt when the donor’s first/last name, address, city, province, postal code, email address and phone number are provided in full.

Cash and cheque donations made payable to you can be deposited into your bank account.  

Step 1: Complete the Electronic Funds Transfer Backup form (EFT) itemizing all cash and cheques donations with the donor’s first/last name, address, city, province, postal code, email address and phone number and send via email to finance@wellspringcalgary.ca.

Step 2: Funds can then be e-transferred to finance@wellspringcalgary.ca.

The total of the e-transfer and the Electronic Funds Backup form must match.

 

Please complete the Cheques Made Payable to Wellspring form itemizing all cheques with the donor’s first/last name, address, city, province, postal code, email address and phone number. Forward all cheques made payable to Wellspring Calgary along with the form to:

Wellspring Calgary
1404 Home Road NW

Calgary, AB  T3B 1G7
Attn: Resource Development

All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt when the donors first/last name, address, city, province, postal code, email address and phone number are provided in full.

To be eligible for prizing, a minimum of $250/person fundraised AND verification of climb must be received by midnight on May 15, 2021. If you have received donations by cash or cheque, please enter them as unconfirmed gifts online and forward funds to Wellspring using the cash and cheques protocol (stated in How do I submit cash and cheque donations collected for Wellspring). All funds must be received by Wellspring Calgary by midnight on May 31, 2021.