Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Bow Building
500 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB
 
 

FAQ

Here you will find answers to a list of frequently-asked questions.

Registration

  1. How do I register for Alberta Wilderness Association’s Climb for Wilderness at the Bow Tower on April 27, 2019?
  2. I want to help but I don’t want to take part in the Climb. What can I do?
  3. Is there a registration fee?
  4. Can children climb the Bow?
  5. Can I register on the day of the Climb?
  6. Am I required to submit a liability waiver?
  7. I’ve registered, when do I receive a confirmation?
  8. I’ve registered but the site says “pending”?
  9. Do I have to register and pay for my baby in arms?
  10. Are you timing climbers this year?
  11. Can we register as a team?
  12. Are multiple climbs part of the event?
  13. Can I register more than one person at a time?

Sponsoring

  1. What is the best way for people to sponsor my climb?
  2. I have received donations in the form of cash and/or cheques, what should I do with them?
  3. How much do I have to donate to receive a tax receipt?
  4. Are there prizes for leading fundraisers?

Event Day

  1. Where is the Climb taking place?
  2. What time does the Climb start and finish?
  3. How do I pick up my t-shirt?
  4. Are coat check facilities available?
  5. Is parking available in the vicinity of the Bow?
  6. Is it possible to get food and drink at the Climb?
  7. Will water be provided as in previous years?
  8. How do I get back down?

Answers

1.  How do I register for Alberta Wilderness Association’s Climb for Wilderness at the Bow Tower on April 27, 2019?
Register for the event here. Registration opens December 7, 2018.

2.  I want to help but I don’t want to take part in the Climb. What can I do?
There are other great ways to become a part of the Climb for Wilderness without climbing:

  • Sponsor a Climber: If you know someone taking part in the Climb, find their personal page and sponsor them.
  • Donate: Alberta Wilderness Association depends on the support of individuals so that we can continue to be an independent advocate for wilderness and wildlife in Alberta.
  • Volunteer: We couldn’t run this event without volunteers !
    If you are interested in knowing more about volunteer opportunities click here.

3.  Is there a registration fee?

Ages 16+: Single Climb – Minimum fundraising amount of $50
Ages 16+: Unlimited Climbs – Minimum fundraising amount of $175
Age 15 and Under: $25 unlimited climbs

By deciding to fundraise, you and any sponsors will receive a tax receipt.

Please note that by registering you have agreed to raise a minimum amount for this event.  If your records show that you have not raised the full amount by the evening before the event, your credit card will  automatically be charged for the balance owing.

Incentive prizes are awarded to individuals at a variety of fundraising levels.  Please check the prize page of this website.

4. Can children climb the Bow?
Yes! There is no age restriction but climbers under 16 years of age must register and be accompanied by a registered adult climber during their climb and their parent must agree to the liability waiver.

5.  Can I register on the day of the Climb?
Yes, come to the Bow and see us at the registration desk. Walk in registration is by credit or debit card only.

6. Am I required to submit a liability waiver?
Yes. All climbers who registered online have already accepted the waiver during the registration process. For climbers under 18 years of age, their parent or guardian must sign the liability waiver.

7.  I’ve registered, when do I receive a confirmation?
You should receive a confirmation email, to the email address provided during registration, a few minutes after you register. There’s a chance it went into your spam folder so be sure to check there.

If you haven’t received a confirmation email yet, please contact AWA at c4w@abwild.ca or 403-283-2025.

8.  I’ve registered but the site says “pending”?
Not to worry, all registrations are marked as pending until the full minimum $50 (1 climb), $175 (unlimited climbs) and $25 ( for age under 16) is raised. Once you’ve raised the minimum amount, your registration will no longer be marked as pending.

Please note that by registering you have agreed to raise a minimum amount for this event.  If your records show that you have not raised the full amount by the evening before the event, your credit card will  automatically be charged for the balance owing.

Prizes are awarded to individuals at a variety of fundraising levels.  Please check the prize page of this website.

9.  Do I have to register and pay for my baby in arms?
AWA is happy you will be bringing your baby with you. Any youngster who will be carried up all of the stairs does not need to be a registered participant.

10.  Are you timing climbers?
Yes! Those climbers who would like to have their climb to the top officially timed will be issued with an electronic timing tag at the start. The tags will be collected at the finish. Names and times will appear on this website. All racers receive an individual time, there is no need to worry about being at the start line first.

11.  Can we register as a team?
Yes, we welcome teams of friends, colleagues and family!

When you register you and your team members may identify yourself as part of a team. Each team member must raise the minimum funds to participate for a single or for multiple climbs. There is no other formal “team” arrangement to be made. We look forward to recognizing you as great supporters and fundraisers for this Earth Day event.

12.  Are multiple climbs part of the event?
Yes.The minimum fundraising amount is $175 for climbing to your hearts desire between 8:30 and 11:30am.

13. Can I register more than one person at a time?

No – the registration software does not allow this option at this time.  One good thing is that you can use the same email address for all your family related registrations but everyone will need their own username and password. We are here to help so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Sponsoring

1.  What is the best way for people to sponsor my climb?
Online donations, on our secure website, are by far the best method. Your sponsors will be sent their charitable tax receipts immediately by email. Your personal fundraising page will register new donations as soon as they have been made online. It is very important that people who sponsor you include your name so the credit gets to the right climber and the tax receipt is issued properly.

2.  I have received donations in the form of cash and/or cheques, what should I do with them?
When dealing with cash and/or cheques from donors, you have two options:

a. The sponsor can write the cheque to you in your name and you can log in to your personal fundraising page and enter the donation on your credit card under their name. These same steps apply for cash donations.

For this you will need the sponsor’s full name, full address and email address. This will then show up on your personal fundraising page and the system will email the sponsor a charitable tax receipt automatically.

b. The sponsor can write the cheque out to Alberta Wilderness Association and you can bring the cheque or cash to the AWA office prior to noon the day before the event in order to have it credited to your fundraising before the evening deadline when your credit card will be charged. You will need the sponsor’s full name, full address, and email address when you bring in the funds or we will not be able to issue a tax receipt to your sponsors.

3.  How much do I have to donate to receive a tax receipt?
Tax receipts will be issued for all sponsorships and donations.

Tax receipts for online donations are automatically emailed to you from our system. If you made a donation and have not received your receipt, please contact AWA at c4w@abwild.ca or 403-283-2025.

For offline donations you will receive a tax receipt in the mail after the event.

4.  Are there prizes for leading fundraisers?
Yes. Prizes can be found here.

Event Day

1. Where is the Climb taking place?
The Bow Building, 500 Centre Street SE, Calgary

2.  What time does the Climb start and finish?
Climbing starts at 8.30 am and the last climb is at 11.00 am on April 27, 2019.
These times apply to all climbers.

Registration and Check-in opens at 8.00 am.

3.  How do I pick up my t-shirt?
T-shirts are picked up when you check-in on the morning of the event.

4.  Are coat check facilities available?
Yes. Coats and bags can be stored at our Coat Check on the ground floor of the Bow – you may pick up checked bags at the same location.  The coat check will be located near the escalators on the main floor.

AWA accepts no responsibility or liability related to providing a place to store your belongings and asks for a nominal donation to support this service.

5. Is parking available in the vicinity of the Bow?

Yes. Parking is available on the day of the event at:

  • The Bow, entrances on 5th and 6th Avenues – weekend rate $5 per day
  • James Short, entrances on 4th and 5th Avenues in the block between Centre Street and 1st Street SW – weekend rate $2 per day

6. Is it possible to get food at the Climb?

Fruit, generously donated by Loblaws, will be available on the 54th floor of the Bow.

7. Will water bottles be provided?

Climbers must bring their own full water bottles to provide hydration during the climb. There is no water service on the ground level. Water will only be available from a kitchen tap on the 54th floor as you descend the last few steps from the 55th floor. In the interests of conservation and reducing plastic waste, we are not providing bottled water of any kind. 

8. How do I get back down?

After you are done your climb, and you have enjoyed the views from the top, as well as the live entertainment, booths and activities, elevators will be available to take you back down to the ground floor.

We look forward to seeing you!

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Open Dec 7, 2018

Registration Closed Apr 26, 2019

Event Day Apr 27, 2019


EVENT DAY TIMES

Registration Desk 8:00am

Climb 8:30am - 11:30am

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