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Banded Peak Challenge and Ridgeback Revenge event cancelled

July 15, 2016


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Media release 

For immediate release
July 15, 2016

Easter Seals Alberta announces cancellation of Banded Peak Challenge and Ridgeback Revenge

 

Calgary, AB – We regret to announce the cancellation of Banded Peak Challenge & Ridgeback Revenge due to severe weather conditions making the trails unsafe.  Our key volunteer organizer toured the course and deemed it a significant risk for both bikers and hikers.  We have had excessive rain this week and the forecast calls for an additional 30+mm today as well as lighting for tomorrow.  

We apologize to all the participants who have been fundraising for this event.  We will attempt to reschedule to the fall if possible but we need to be realistic that this may not be possible. 

We invite all registered participants to contact Easter Seals Alberta if you have any questions about the cancellation and if you would like to arrange for any reimbursements. 

This is a financial blow Easter Seals Alberta to benefit children, youth and adults with disabilities.  Prior to the 2013, this event raised over $80,000 annually towards lowering the costs of sending kids with disabilities to Easter Seals Camp Horizon.  The event has not been able to return to its original Banded Peak location since the flood due to the extensive damage the Banded Peak area sustained.  As a results of the current severe downturn in the provincial economy, the event was not expected to raise much more than half of its pre-flood revenues but even those monies would have been greatly welcomed to sustain the program and services of Easter Seals Albert including Easter Seals Camp Horizon.

About Easter Seals Alberta

 

Easter Seals Alberta is a registered charity that has been serving Albertans since 1951. Our mission is to provide services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions. Our vision is Inspiring Potential, Building Community, and Enriching Lives. Easter Seals Alberta also funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, advocacy, and public and consumer education. For more information, please visit our website www.easterseals.ab.ca.     

 

For more information, please contact:    

        

Jess Heinrichs
Events Manager

Easter Seals Alberta
Ph: 403-235-5662 Ext. 211

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Susan Boivin

CEO

Easter Seals Alberta

Ph. 403-235-5662 Ext. 212

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