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Chris Pennycook

It’s not Everest but...

I am hoping my friends, family and clients will help me make a difference in the lives of women and children in need of safety and shelter....through participating and cheering me on in the Purcell Mountains Challenge For Shelter.

SO it’s time for me to really step out of my comfort zone!
Everyone who knows me, knows I like a nice cottage, cards, golf and a "glass"of wine, not trekking 15-18 kms a day for six days through the Purcell Mountains with NO comforts, I repeat, absolutely NO comforts of home.

I've been working out with a personal trainer to make sure I can accomplish this trek, and have really enjoyed training for the last three months....only two more to go. (Who knows this may be a permanent change to my life!)

There has never been a more important time to help this amazing organization.  I am honoured to be a part of this challenging event and hope to raise $100,000 for this worthwhile cause.  I hope I can look forward to your support.

Cheers, Chris ---- Welcome to my Purcell Mountains Challenge for Shelter fundraising page!

Women’s shelters in Canada need our support now more than ever to continue their life-saving and life-changing work. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increases in the incidence and severity of domestic violence. Calls for help have skyrocketed while at the same time countless fundraising events in both 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled. While most of us are slowly preparing for a return to normalcy, we cannot forget that there isn’t a vaccine for domestic violence. 

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

In August 2021*, I will be trekking in British Columbia’s Northern Purcell Mountains in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Over the course of 6 days, I will be hiking across some of Canada’s most majestic terrain. While the scenery will be incredible, the hiking will not be easy as I’ll be carrying all my gear and camping supplies on my back. I will be tent-camping and going without bathroom facilities, electricity, cell service and other comforts of home.I have an ambitious goal of raising $100,000. Each dollar I raise and every step I take will make it easier for women and children in our community to walk safely away from violence.
Please click the SPONSOR ME link near the bottom of this page to help me reach my fundraising goal. 

Thank you for your support! 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.

*While we know difficult days are still ahead, our trek organizers feel that given the trajectory of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery, we will be able to gather safely for small-group hiking in Canada this summer. In doing so, we hope to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for this important cause. We will monitor COVID-19 developments closely and adhere to all provincial and federal laws and travel advisories. Fundraising for our local women's shelters is our primary goal; we will only hike if it is safe to do so. 

  • Goal $100,000.00
  • Raised $108,550.00
Top Donations
  • J Flatt - $10,000.00
  • Bob & Gail Kennedy - $5,000.00
  • Eileen & Rod Pennycook - $5,000.00
  • Joan H Munro - $5,000.00
  • Rod & Francine Pennycook - $5,000.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Blair J Eaton 7/26/2021 $250.00 I may not recognize you next time I see you!
Norm Fisher 7/23/2021 $100.00 You, my friend, are amazing. Have a great trek, Chris.
Chris D Davis 7/21/2021 $1,000.00
Bev Devlin 7/21/2021 $100.00 Derek and I will be cheering you on through this amazing challenge!
Ehren Sherbo 7/20/2021 $200.00
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