Media Advisory - Media opportunities at WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Thousands of Canadians will lace up to take Toronto's tallest challenge and climb 1,776 steps for WWF's CN Tower Climb for Nature on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, 2016.

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.

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. Register now at and raise at least $100 (individuals) or $150 (team members) to be eligible to climb.

Please note that all media will be required to sign security waiver forms in order to ascend the CN Tower by elevator. Forms will be available at the media desk in the base of the Tower.


CN Tower


Saturday & Sunday April 16 & 17,

6 a.m. ET to 12 p.m. ET

*last climber from the start line at 10 a.m. ET


  • David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada (Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17);
  • James Yurichuk, Toronto Argonaut Linebacker and founder of Mammoth Gear (Saturday, April 16);
  • Nanci Guest, nutritionist, trainer and Clif Bar ambassador;
  • A grandfather who will get out of his wheelchair to climb the tower (Saturday, April 16);
  • The team of firefighters climbing in gear (Sunday, April 17);
  • The father who will climb the tower for the 10th time, this time with his 10-year-old son;
  • 5,000+ climbers with unique stories and experiences

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


For further information: Rebecca Spring, communications specialist,, 647-338-6274


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