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Challenge the Chief 2020

Challenge the Chief

Are you tougher and faster than Calgary Fire Chief Steve Dongworth? Prove it!

Every year, hundreds of firefighters from around the world climb the stairs of Calgary's BOW Tower, one of Western Canada's tallest buildings, in support of firefighters and community members living with cancer. This event is closed to the public UNLESS you and/or your team think that you can beat the Chief.

The Main Event

Brave participants start their challenge at 3400 feet above sea level and climb the 775 vertical feet – 1204 steps or 55 floors – of the tower in full duty gear. At a total of 4175 vertical feet, the Calgary, Alberta event is the highest elevation firefighter stairclimb in the world!

This event is open only to firefighters with the exception of 20 determined people who will be challenging Calgary Fire Chief Steve Dongworth to a race to the top of the BOW. Challengers will race the chief prior to the main climb with the winner announced at the end of the day.

Wellspring Calgary is pleased to announce Wellspring will gift a portion of net proceeds to support the Firefighters Assistance Charitable Society (FACS); their mission is to empower and strengthen the firefighter by enhancing the success and resilience of the firefighter community.

Do you have what it takes?

If you want to become part of this VIP group of civilian climbers and take on the additional challenge of raising $10,000 for Wellspring Calgary, we want to hear from you. To register for Challenge the Chief, please contact Karen O’How, Events Manager, at events@wellspringcalgary.ca or 587-747-0260 ext. 1005.


About Wellspring Calgary

Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs to those living with cancer and their caregivers. All of what Wellspring provides is offered free of charge and without a referral. Wellspring Calgary needs your support to ensure no one has to face cancer alone.


Sponsors & Supporters

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Wellspring Calgary
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