Pat Morrow to open Slopes for Hope

Legendary climber who grew up in Kimberley will be keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies for Slopes for Hope in Kimberley on March 1.

  • Feb. 20, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Legendary climber Pat Morrow will open Slopes for Hope.

Legendary climber Pat Morrow will open Slopes for Hope.

Carolyn Grant

Legendary climber Pat Morrow, who grew up in Kimberley, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies for Slopes for Hope in Kimberley on Friday, March 1, 2013.

The opening ceremonies take place at the Stemwinder from 5 to 8 p.m. Morrow will be showing photos of his local climbing partners in action during his Everest “apprentice” years, as well as excerpts from his newly released eBook, “Everest: High Expectations” to help kick off the Slopes for Hope event.

At that time, participants can also drop off their donations and participate in the lumiere candle light opening ceremonies, then head inside to hear from Morrow.

The following day, Slopes for Hope begins as soon as the lifts open at Kimberley Alpine Resort.

You then have all day to accomplish your goal of skiing the height of Mount Everest. That works out to be 16 passes of the main run.

You can participate individually or in groups of up to four people, allowing you to split the distance between your friends, family or coworkers.

The event will close with many prizes being awarded including those for the top fundraisers (team and individual).

So far, planning is going well, says event coordinator Liana Shaw.

“Teams have registered and funds raised so far total $5,019, but we need to boost the fundraising!

“The first 20 people to register online have access to free lift tickets, courtesy of the Kimberley Alpine Resort. After that all lift tickets will be half price. Again, thanks to the support of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR).”

There will be entertainment all day at the base and a fundraiser for Jenna Homeniuk at the closing ceremonies.

The Chop your Locks fundraiser for Kimberley cancer patient Jenna Homeniuk is teaming with Slopes for Hope as well.

“We are looking for three students who want to participate in chopping their locks for Jenna Homeniuk during our closing ceremonies,” Shaw said.

The purpose of Slopes for Hope is to raise funds to assist the Canadian Cancer Society in the pursuit of their mission – the eradication of cancer and enhancement of the quality of life for those living with cancer.

Register  online today at: www.slopesforhopekimberley.ca and get your ski legs ready!

You can find more information about Pat Morrow’s new book at www.patmorrow.com/current.html.

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