Christie Lake Climb for Kids Kilimanjaro 2020/2021 Challenge

Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page for our third Christie Lake Climb for Kids adventure!

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are putting our plans on hold for this year. BUT Christie Lake Kids still needs our help and Climb for Kids continues. To keep things going we will be holding a special fundraiser on Saturday, April 18 - Step Up For Kids. You can find more information about this here. You can join us as we climb the stairs for CLK or donate to one of our pages!

This is a project designed to raise money for Christie Lake Kids, a wonderful organization that is transforming the lives of lower-income children here in Ottawa. As a former elementary school principal, I know first-hand the impact that Christie Lake can make in the lives of children living in low-income communities. 

Christie Lake Kids runs recreation and leadership programs throughout the year in communities throughout Ottawa and at Christie Lake Camp near Perth, Ontario. Because of the money we have raised through Climb for Kids, new programs are being started for young people in Ottawa!

For me, what is most important about Christie Lake Kids is their commitment to transforming the lives of children. Christie Lake Kids is committed to accompanying young people on their journey to a productive, happy life and I want all of you to become part of that journey! 

Our team is taking part in a challenging climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro – elevation, 5895 metres or 19340 ft.  We will start our climb at the end of July 2020. As we train for this climb, we are looking for donations to support Christie Lake Kids. Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 for CLK programs.

Thanks very much for your help!

Paul McGuire


39 supporters view all

$4,508 raised of $2,500 goal

7 months, 2 weeks to go
Fundraiser Ends Aug. 31, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
July 14, 2020, 9:32 a.m. k.gammon and s.ferracuti medicine professional corporation CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $2,000.00
Steve and I are big CLK fans b we are happy to donate to Paul and Heather's fundraising efforts - and enjoyed our virtual 'climbs '
July 12, 2020, 8:46 a.m. Heather Swail CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $120.00
Swail and McGuire virtual climb fees
June 29, 2020, 4:06 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $60.00
Hi, Paul, Just checking up on my school board e-mail...Loved the idea of the virtual climb - and the "camp in a box" - sorry for the late $$
June 28, 2020, 10:22 a.m. Thomas Shillington CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $58.95
Great job organizing the virtual climb, Paul, and for giving us a sense of the experience.
June 21, 2020, 11:55 a.m. Karen Kerr-Kennedy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Way to go Paul!
June 20, 2020, 6:55 p.m. John Purificati CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $60.00
I’ll give the virtual climb a try! I’m donating my entry fee for that event to you, Paul. Keep up the good work you do for this great cause
June 13, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Caitlyne Brewer CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
May 2, 2020, 5:18 p.m. Margaret Duthie CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Hope you are still able to workout and best of everything during this time! You are most welcome. Margie
April 19, 2020, 10:01 a.m. Mairi McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
April 18, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Liam McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Keep on steppin!
April 18, 2020, 2:57 p.m. Cathy Iverson CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Way to go Paul and Heather! Your commitment is unshakable. Very inspiring in these stressful times.
April 18, 2020, 1:18 p.m. John Purificati CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Keep up with this important cause Paul. Glad to donate!
April 18, 2020, 11:27 a.m. Karen Kerr-Kennedy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Way to go Paul!
April 18, 2020, 8:24 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $150.00
April 17, 2020, 4:13 p.m. Paul McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $250.00
From Barbara McGuire for Christie Lake Kids
April 17, 2020, 3:29 p.m. Claire Maultsaid CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
April 15, 2020, 11:49 a.m. elizabeth edwards CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Go Paul go. This year I'm getting out on my bike. It's lonely. Hope you are well.
April 2, 2020, 11:47 a.m. Rola Tibshirani CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Good luck and thank you for the reminder.
April 1, 2020, 5:04 p.m. Steve De Quintal CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $10.00
These are challenging times, but thank you for helping to keep the goal in focus.
Feb. 29, 2020, 4:49 p.m. Debbie Grisdale CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Best wishes for a safe and awesome climb, Paul and team. We are with you, although staying on the ground.........
Feb. 20, 2020, 6:58 p.m. Lynn Sinclair CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Feb. 19, 2020, 1:37 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $20.00
Praying for you
Feb. 19, 2020, 8:40 a.m. Bernadette Bailey CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Feb. 18, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Cathy Macdonald CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Paul, Such a great project, and wonderful outdoor adventures as a bonus! Keep on trekking. Cathy & Gord
Feb. 16, 2020, 6:50 a.m. Rosemarie Schein Taylor CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Feb. 16, 2020, 4:09 a.m. Steve De Quintal CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $10.00
I hope the idea that every little bit helps works here...
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:37 p.m. Jennifer Kealey CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $150.00
Such a great cause!
Feb. 11, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Paula Dunn CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Go Paul go! I wish you & the group a safe climb & a successful fundraising endeavor :)
Feb. 10, 2020, 4:03 p.m. Bill Barrett CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Good luck with your preparation Paul and with your fundraising for Christie Lake (a great project). Bill B
Feb. 9, 2020, 7:40 p.m. Debbie Frendo CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:24 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Hi, Paul! You know Tim and I support you 100%! Take good care and best of luck with your training...if anyone can make it happen, you can!!
Feb. 8, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wendy Reynolds CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Wishing you good health as you prepare for the climb and fundraising for this great cause.
Feb. 8, 2020, 11:01 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Have a great climb.
Feb. 8, 2020, 10:02 a.m. John and Rosemary Williams CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $150.00
For you and Heather.
Feb. 8, 2020, 9:27 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Good luck with the climb Paul!
Feb. 8, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Maria Manzoli CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
All the best with your journey and reaching your goal! Maria
Feb. 8, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $40.00
Always a fan!! Keep on climbing, Paul and Heather!!
Jan. 27, 2020, 8:14 a.m. Teresa Rupnik CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
Hello Paul; I continue to admire your drive to support children in our community. You are an inspiration to all of us. Teresa Rupnik
Jan. 25, 2020, 8:24 p.m. Liz Murphy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
May you have another phenomenal fundraising venture. Sending positive vibes for full recovery from your vertigo. Slow and steady. Liz