Media Advisory - New early bird prize announced after first winner earns trip to see wild polar bears in WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - An Oshawa, Ont., resident is celebrating today as she will cross two items off her bucket list this year: climbing the CN Tower and seeing polar bears in the wild.

WWF-Canada announced today that Kalistra Roopchan has won the first early bird prize trip for WWF's CN Tower Climb for Nature. To qualify, she registered and raised at least $500 by Jan. 31, 2016. Now she's going to see the polar bears of Churchill, Man., with one of WWF-Canada's wildlife experts.

There are still many great prizes left for those who register to climb the CN Tower, including a trip for two to Haida Gwaii on British Columbia's north coast. The winner of this trip will explore villages in old-growth forests and see seabirds, orca and humpback whales and other a marine mammals in their natural coastal habitats.

To qualify for this trip of a lifetime, participants should register now and start fundraising. Every $500 raised before March 31, 2016, earns a ballot to be entered for the trip to Haida Gwaii. People who have already registered are eligible for this prize as well.

Visit for more info on WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature and prizes.

Who: Canadians looking for adventure and new heights

What: WWF's CN Tower Climb for Nature and amazing prizes


  • Early bird prize deadline, March 31, 2016
  • Climb April 16 and 17, 2016

Where: The CN Tower in Toronto

Why: Because WWF finds solutions to the most challenging conservation issues facing our planet and we can't do it without Canadians. Registering and fundraising for WWF helps build a future where people and nature thrive. 

Fundraise $500 by March 31
Win a trip to Haida Gwaii

David Miller, President and CEO WWF-Canada
"Climbing the CN Tower is a great way to celebrate our wonderful city and support species and habitat conservation work across the country. We're incredibly grateful to the thousands of Torontonians who support us step after step, year after year."

Kalistra Roopchan, WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature Early Bird Winner
"This is my first year climbing and I decided to do it to challenge myself and support WWF at the same time. When I found out that I had wont the trip to Churchill, I was shocked. I never actually thought that I would win, and I'm so excited for the entire experience!"

Since the CN Tower climb for WWF began in 1991, more than 103,000 people have taken the 1,776 stairs of Canada's tallest tower, raising millions for WWF's conservation work.


For further information: Rebecca Spring, Communications Specialist, WWF-Canada,, 647-338-6274


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