North Vancouver (BC), Canada – Mt. Seymour’s Monday night “Shred for the Cause” is reborn for 2016. The Vancouver area’s largest ski and snowboard charity fundraiser is ready for another season, beginning January 25.
This year the fundraiser will support a new beneficiary, Powell Place and Springhouse Women’s Shelters, managed by The Bloom Group, and adds a streamlined donation system. There are no vouchers given out at retail outlets – guests can come up to Mt. Seymour and pay at Guest Services.
For the 2016 season ladies can ski or snowboard from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Monday at Mt. Seymour for a minimum donation of $10, with $5 from every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group. Guests can donate more if they wish, with extra donations also supporting The Bloom Group`s women’s shelters.
Men are still welcome to enjoy some evening skiing. Lift tickets for men from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. are $31. On Jan. 25, guests can join the Women’s Park Jam hosted by Rip Curl from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Young Guns Terrain Park. There will be prizes from Rip Curl and music from DJ Marie Kosmik. Then during an après ski beginning at 9 p.m. in the Three Peak Lodge , Okanagan Springs Brewery will be giving away a pair of snowshoes and a snowboard – everyone who buys an Okanagan drink can enter to win.
“We pride ourselves in being a local mountain, and supporting local initiatives. We are very happy to support a local non-profit organization. The Bloom Group fits perfectly to Mt. Seymour,” says Eddie Wood, General Manager of Mt. Seymour Resort.
The Bloom Group has been serving Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 50 years, including low-barrier shelters for women and children.
“It’s great that Mt. Seymour’s Monday night fundraiser and women-friendly environments help make outdoor sports a little more accessible for women,” says Lanna Many Grey Horses, Manager of Women and Children Services with The Bloom Group. “Our thanks to Mt. Seymour, and all the Monday-night shredders, for helping women in our shelters enhance their skills and strengths to move forward in life.”
After eight seasons of “Shred For The Cure”, Mt Seymour’s guests have raised $150,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.
More information can be found at mountseymour.com/shred-cause-locals-edition.