- Posted by Emma Witkowski
- On April 25, 2016
- 2 Comments
- CN tower, CN Tower Climb for Nature, dog-walking, Toronto, World Wildlife Fund, WWF
In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 17, Walk My Dog Toronto took part in the annual CN Tower Climb for Nature hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
All the dirty details about the walk
Our jobs as dog-walkers (and I’m sure most of you reading can relate) are filled with time-sensitive tasks. Our mental and physical energy, most of the time, are taken up with things that need to be done before the day is over. Our days are checklists, and as our days melt together, it’s easy to have that phrase extended to larger time periods – weeks, months. This can be a lovely way to live: we can focus on the moment.
But here’s the catch. It’s hard to work grand-scale thinking into that lifestyle. Which is why I am unbelievably grateful there exist organizations that make grand-scale thinking their day-to-day. That’s what WWF does. It’s an international conservation organization that makes our future (and by “our” I mean all of Earth and its inhabitants) its entire focus.
We spoke to Philippe Devos, head of communications at WWF-Canada, and he said the money raised by events like the CN Tower Climb for Nature is essential for some of their projects that at first glance seem less glamourous.
For instance, we’re helping the cod stock recover from near extinction on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland! And protecting the Skeena River and its salmon population in British Columbia! Awesome.
A massive thank-you to all those who donated and helped us exceed our original goal of $500. We’re proud to say we raised close to $900 as a team for this inspiring organization, so they can keep doing their thing. Their beautiful, world-changing, cod-and-salmon protecting, big-picture thing. For more information, check out their website.
So much fun was had taking on the challenge of the CN Tower climb and taking in the energy of the incredible volunteers and other climbers. I would encourage everyone to contribute in any way they can; whether it’s climbing, donating, or volunteering time to a fundraising event.
And finally, here are before and after pictures for your enjoyment:
Before: 6 am sleepy faces
After: sweaty endorphin-filled faces
Walk My Dog Toronto offers dog-walking services in downtown Toronto. With easy online booking, we walk your dog while you are busy or at work. We give your dog love, socialization, and exercise, and we keep in touch with you every step of the way with our walk tracker.