Reaching the Summit for Mental Health and Wellness Saturday, 24 June 2017
Join Special Guide Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest and Dave Rodney, MLA, the first Canadian to Summit Mt Everest two times. Laurie and Dave will each lead a group of climbers to the summit of Mount Farquhar, while others wil lenjoy a 5 km family hike or on a more difficult 12 km hike in the area of Etherington and Cataract Creek Recreation Areas.
Laurie has recognized the parallel between climbing the mountain and has become an expert motivational speaker, touching the lives of more than 500,000 people. He has written a bestselling book, To the Top of Everest, nominated in two categories, the Children's Choice Award and the Canadian Book of the Year for Children Award in 2004.
Dave Rodney was elected as the Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Lougheed in 2004, and is the second longest serving member of the Alberta Legislature. He has served as the Minister of Wellness, Chair of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, and on dozens of committees. He is an international keynote speaker, entrepreneur, educator, writer/filmmaker, and the founder of the "Top of the World Society for Children".
Participants can choose to either:
1. Climb to the summit of Mount Farquar
2. Hike on a 5km family hike or on a more difficult 12km hike in the area of Etherington and Cataract Creek Recreation Areas
Participants are required to obtain a minimum of 1,000 pledges if they are climbing to the sumit. Or 300 pledges if they are hiking the 5 or 12km.