Media Advisory - Media availabilities now ahead of WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016

TORONTO, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - In less than three weeks, thousands of GTA residents will lace up to take Toronto's tallest challenge and climb 1,776 steps for WWF's CN Tower Climb for Nature.

Climbing the Tower is a unique personal challenge taken by the young and the old. With times ranging from 7 mins and 52 seconds to two hours, climbers get to challenge their personal best to reach the summit.

It's also a unique way to experience a familiar landmark, and a great way to support an important cause.

Registration is more than 50 per cent filled, but there's still time for people in the GTA and beyond to make this the year they take the challenge and support conservation work across the country.

Media availabilities
Some of the people and stories available to feature:

  • David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada;
  • A 63-year-old grandfather who will get out of his wheelchair to climb the Tower;
  • The father who will climb the Tower for the 10th time, this time with his 10-year-old son;
  • The mother and son who've volunteered for the climb for years
  • The team of firefighters climbing in gear.

The climb

  • What: Climb the 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower
  • When: Saturday & Sunday April 16 & 17, 6 a.m. ET to 12 p.m. ET
  • Who: Individuals and teams
  • How: Register now at wwf.ca/cntower. Raise at least $100 (individuals) or $150 (team members) to be eligible to climb

About World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that wildlife, nature and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more info visit wwf.ca

SOURCE WWF-Canada

For further information: Rebecca Spring, communications specialist, rspring@wwfcanada.org, 647-338-6274

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