Christie Lake Climb for Kids Kilimanjaro 2022 Challenge

Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page for the third Christie Lake Climb for Kids adventure - Climb for Kids IIIKilimanjaro.

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 project is designed to raise money for Christie Lake Kids, a wonderful organization that is transforming the lives of children here in Ottawa in so many ways. As a teacher and parent, I know first-hand the impact that Christie Lake can make in the lives of children living in low-income communities.

What I have learned over the past few years is the Christie Lake Kids’ commitment and ability to transform children's understanding and approach to their own well-being. I have met many young people whose lives would not be the same without CLK STAR programs and summer camp. So many children in Ottawa face challenges we cannot even imagine. CLK helps them to build resilience, skills and the ability to see opportunity in challenge.

In the first two Climb for Kids treks, many of us struggled physically and emotionally. At high altitudes, on long treks, some of us could take only one step at a time, then breathe. We had to count on our own resilience and the support of our peers to get through. Just like a lot of CLK kids and their families.

In August 2022, our team is heading to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the "Roof of Africa"  and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. We will be trekking for 8 days through five different eco-zones to summit at 5900 metres. As we train for this climb, we are looking for donations to support Christie Lake Kids.

Thanks very much for your support! You are really helping us to continue an important fundraising experience and we are very happy to have you on the journey!!

65 supporters view all

$4,379 raised of $5,000 goal

1 year, 3 months to go
Fundraiser Ends Aug. 31, 2022
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
April 28, 2021, 7:43 p.m. Linda Radford CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
April 27, 2021, 11:53 a.m. Jane Gordon CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
I followed your stair climb from the comfort of my couch! However, I do work on my quads while I'm brushing my teeth. Very proud of you!!
April 26, 2021, 10:37 p.m. Marina Deere CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
Such a great cause! I hope the stairs went well.
April 25, 2021, 1:30 p.m. Marian Eichel CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Thanks for all you do for these kids! You Go Girl!
April 25, 2021, 7:52 a.m. Sandra Spicer CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $20.00
You're amazing!
April 24, 2021, 2:02 p.m. Colleen McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 24, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Bernadette Bailey CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $20.00
Good luck on the Stairs!
April 24, 2021, 8:10 a.m. Evelyn Speers CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Thank you for being such great community leaders.
April 23, 2021, 5:01 p.m. Debbie Grisdale CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
happy climbing....such a good reason to take to the stairs.
April 23, 2021, 5:01 p.m. Rosemarie Schein Taylor CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $75.00
Go Heather!
April 23, 2021, 2:26 p.m. Karen Kerr-Kennedy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Way to go Heather!!
April 23, 2021, 9:09 a.m. Sheila Bell CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
You go Doodette!!
April 22, 2021, 2:31 p.m. Teresa Gillett CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
For me olde buddy
April 21, 2021, 3:04 p.m. Bill Barrett CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
I appreciate your commitment to this great organization! Bill
April 20, 2021, 10:10 p.m. John Gallagher CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Thank you for all you do for this charity and all kids.
April 20, 2021, 8:25 p.m. Liam McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
Woohoo!
April 20, 2021, 9:18 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Great initiative, I am proud to contribute.
April 19, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Chris Nihmey CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $40.00
Love you guys! Thanks for all you continue do for this incredible organization. Changing lives forever. Well done, Paul and Heather :)
April 19, 2021, 12:11 p.m. Jeff Burry CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
April 18, 2021, 8:54 p.m. John and Rosemary Williams CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Don't trip on the stairs!
April 18, 2021, 10:35 a.m. Carol Hunter CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $500.00
Thanks for your commitment to Christie Lake Kids. I know my donation is going to a wonderful cause.
April 17, 2021, 5:50 p.m. Kathleen Johnson CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Thanks Heather!!
April 16, 2021, 10:50 p.m. Claire Maultsaid CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
So happy to support you in this fundraising ! Proud of you :)
July 13, 2020, 9:03 a.m. Heather Swail CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $60.00
Contribution from Greg Robertson for Virtual Kili activity
June 28, 2020, 8:19 p.m. Nanci Burns CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $59.00
Your virtual climb has peaked and you retired. Now.....??? The real fun starts. Well its all downhill from here. Bravo! Nanci
June 21, 2020, 11:52 a.m. Karen Kerr-Kennedy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Way to go Heather!
June 15, 2020, 8:16 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $60.00
Can't wait to virtually climb with you! Thanks for organizing this fun family tour of Kilimanjaro.
June 13, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Caitlyne Brewer CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Lots of love!
May 24, 2020, 2:59 p.m. Rosemary Macklem CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
A worthy cause! Here’s to you and the team!
April 22, 2020, 7:11 a.m. Greg McKean CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 19, 2020, 9:59 a.m. Mairi McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
April 18, 2020, 5:43 p.m. Liam McGuire CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Keep calm, and step on!
April 18, 2020, 3:43 p.m. Kelly Hamilton CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
A little step up for your steps up!! ??
April 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Karen Kerr-Kennedy CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Great job Heather!
April 18, 2020, 10:57 a.m. Susan King CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
You all continue to be inspirational. Climb, climb, climb.
April 17, 2020, 3:26 p.m. Claire Maultsaid CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
April 17, 2020, 3:06 p.m. Gordon Swail CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Hi Heather. Happy to help out and we will do our circuit here in Osoyoos.
April 17, 2020, 10:56 a.m. Erin Wicker CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Go get em Swail!! ??
April 17, 2020, 8:19 a.m. Wendy Curtis Hollebone CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 17, 2020, 7:18 a.m. Kim Shiau CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Go for it team Swail/Prokaska!
April 16, 2020, 6:22 p.m. Heather Kirk CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
From Sean and I
April 16, 2020, 1:10 p.m. julie bordeleau CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
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April 16, 2020, 9:04 a.m. Kelly Haslam CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 14, 2020, 11:40 a.m. Roanne Thomas CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 13, 2020, 11:47 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
April 12, 2020, 1:44 p.m. Carol Hunter CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $500.00
Thanks for all the wonderful work you do for Christie Lake Kids.
March 1, 2020, 8:27 p.m. Wes Maultsaid CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Reach for the top. It's not just a tv show. I promise not to comment on every step Putting one foot ahead of the other may the way j
Feb. 23, 2020, 12:43 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Feb. 20, 2020, 1:48 p.m. Jack Brockway CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $10.00
I recommend the Lifestraw Go water bottle for your trip. https://www.lifestraw.com/products/lifestraw-go From Jack
Feb. 20, 2020, 1:32 p.m. Sandy Carman CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Feb. 19, 2020, 9 a.m. Bernadette Bailey CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Feb. 18, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Patti Walker CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
You got this - as the inspirational posters say :)
Feb. 18, 2020, 1:34 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $15.00
Feb. 16, 2020, 2:34 p.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Thank you for all you do for children, you are amazing! Good luck! Kateri
Feb. 16, 2020, 11:52 a.m. alexandra smith CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $20.00
go for it swail
Feb. 16, 2020, 6:47 a.m. Rosemarie Schein Taylor CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $100.00
Feb. 15, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Ruth Fawcett CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Thanks for doing this, Heather.
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:58 a.m. Anonymous CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
Good luck Heather!
Feb. 11, 2020, 11:09 p.m. Ellen Adelberg CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
So much respect for you and Paul for doing this Heather, and for your fight for Ontario’s teachers too!
Feb. 11, 2020, 6:52 p.m. Sheila Bell CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Happy training!!
Feb. 8, 2020, 9:07 p.m. Sandra Spicer CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $25.00
You inspire me Heather!
Jan. 30, 2020, 11 a.m. Evelyn Speers CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $200.00
So proud to be a friend of such a community champion!
Jan. 27, 2020, 11:29 a.m. Marian Eichel CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $75.00
Thanks helping so many underprivileged kids. Looking forward to following your climb again this year. Ad Astra!
Jan. 26, 2020, 12:15 a.m. Jane Gordon CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $30.00
I believe that there is a direct correlation between summiting and consumption of Lucky Charms.
Jan. 25, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Kathleen Johnson CHRISTIE LAKE KIDS $50.00
Did I win? Did I win?