May 3, 2015 4:52 pm
Updated: May 3, 2015 6:30 pm

Calgary Firefighters climb and conquer The Bow building


CALGARY – Hundreds of firefighters made the climb against cancer in full gear up Canada’s tallest building Sunday, for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge.

It was the highest elevation firefighter stairclimb in the world and is all in support of cancer research centre, ‘Wellspring Calgary’.

They ascended the 775 vertical feet, 1204 steps of The Bow’s north stairwell.

The event is hosted by Calgary’s Firefighter Benevolent Fund (CFBF) and was brought to Calgary by Kathy Blas in honour of her brother, fallen Calgary firefighter Gord Paul.

This is the first time the stairclimb has taken place in Calgary.

Firefighters across North America participated in the fitness challenge.

Wellspring Calgary is the only comprehensive cancer support centre of its kind in Western Canada.



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