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Colby Bayne

Welcome to my Ecuador Challenge for Shelter fundraising page!

That's me trekking in the Peruvian Andes, across the Icelandic tundra, through the Moroccan Sahara and up and down the BC Rockies, all in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Why do I keep doing this? Because I grew up in a home where physical abuse, emotional violence, fear and danger were the norm. The services and resources that exist today weren't there for my mother, my siblings and I, and I want to ensure they remain available and accessible.  

Women’s shelters in Canada need our support now more than ever to fund their life-saving and life-changing work. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, shelters across the country are reporting rising rates of domestic violence and more women than ever who are reaching out for help. While most of our lives have returned to normal, there are women and children in all corners of the country who are now fleeing the danger within their homes and working to rebuild their future after experiencing domestic violence. 

I plan to help and I hope you will join me in making a difference!

In November 2023, I will be heading to Ecuador to trek 5 days towards one of the highest active volcanoes in the world! During this high-altitude adventure, I will be hiking long days across varied terrain in unpredictable mountain weather. I’ll be camping in a tent and going without cell service, electricity, bathroom facilities and other comforts of home. This trek will not be easy but it will be immensely worthwhile. Each step I take and every dollar I raise will support courageous women and children in my community who are seeking safety and hope for a life free from abuse. 

Please click the SPONSOR ME link near the bottom of this page to help me reach my fundraising goal. 

Thank you for your support! 80% of every dollar raised will go to Yorktown Family Services, a community services agency that includes a womens' shelter, infant, child and youth mental health centre and community based violence against women's services and 20% will fund national domestic violence prevention programs. 

Please note: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation issues tax receipts in February for all donations of $20 or more made in the previous calendar year.

  • Goal $10,000.00
  • Raised $10,820.00
Top Donations
  • Anonymous - $2,000.00
  • Kent Browne - $2,000.00
  • Super Bowl Squares for Shelter - $1,500.00
  • Ontario & Friends Shelter Fundraiser - $611.25
  • Super Bowl Squares for Shelter Calgary - $500.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Rob Jakab 12/9/2023 $75.00 Job Well Done Colby B!
Tara Lynn 11/28/2023 $50.00 Great Work Colby!!
Kathy Della-Nebbia 11/22/2023 $50.00 Have an awesome trek Colby!
Monica Miller 11/18/2023 $100.00
Kristen E Cornell 11/15/2023 $20.00 All the best on your journey!
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