Climbing the CN Tower for the WWF

April 20, 2007

Toronto is an amazing city, not quite on the scale of cities like London, New York and Paris… but it has a few claims to fame that those cities don’t have. One of which is the tallest free-standing structure in the world — the CN Tower.

Every year around this time, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund — not the wrestling federation) puts on a great fundraising campaign where people flock to the tower as individuals and teams to climb the 1,776 steps up the tower. Joe and I have done it a few years on our own, but this year with Jeff’s enthusiasm and Naama’s gumption, we have decided to put in a FreshBooks team.

To make it a little more interesting (and life threatening), we always try to go up as fast as possible. When its over, we all collapse at the top and swear up and down that we won’t do this again next year. Luckily for the WWF as the year passes by our memory of the climb fades. So here we are again. Our goal is to raise $1625, so if you want to help out, you can pledge us here.

The WWF seems to be really playing up the climate change angle on their site where they say they “strike major blows in the fight against global warming”. Thanks for you support, and have a happy Earth Day this Sunday.

about the author

Co-Founder & VP of Operations, FreshBooks Levi is a professional engineer with a BEng from the University of Victoria. Before co-founding FreshBooks as the VP of Operations, Levi managed projects at Apex Systems Integrators Inc., where his clients included Canadian Tire, Nestlé and Parmalat. Levi’s long term goals include: never losing the contest to wear shorts to the office for as long as humanly possible, some day growing back his mullet he had in the eighties and getting on the jumbotron at the Raptors game at least once a year.