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‘Drop Zone’ Info. Night Held on Thursday

Fears of height will be conquered on August 16 when brave souls rappel down the side of the RBC building in the 2012 Easter Seals Drop Zone.

The annual SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba fundraiser is inviting anyone interested in participating this year to attend a free information night on Thursday, April 12.

Organizers will outline all the details of the event and participants will be able to register as individuals and teams. There are only 100 rappel spots available.

All proceeds raised support vital programs and services that reach over 47,000 children, youth and adults with disabilities per year in Manitoba.

The information session begins at 5:30 p.m. on the 15th floor of the Royal Bank building at 220 Portage Avenue. RSVP by calling (204) 975-3084 or e-mail dropzone@smd.mb.ca.

Only One Way Down in Annual ‘Drop Zone’ Fundraiser

RBC Building, 220 Portage Avenue

About 88 brave souls will rappel down 17 storeys today in support of SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba.

The 7th annual Easter Seals Drop Zone will see dedicated “superheroes” make their way down the RBC Building at 220 Portage Avenue as part of the fundraiser.

All Drop Zone participants raise a minimum of $1,500 in pledges in order to participate in the in rappelling 200 feet down the building.

In 2010, more than $140,000 was raised in Manitoba. This year, the goal is to raise in excess of $160,000, with all funds raised staying in Manitoba to support vital programs and services that reach over 47,000 children, youth and adults with disabilities per year.

This year’s media participants include Brenna Rose (Global Winnipeg), Adam West (Hot 103), George Denoon (Winnipeg Free Press), Maralee Caruso (CTV Winnipeg), John Sauder (CBC Manitoba), Meera Bahadoosingh (Shaw TV), Jeremy John (Citytv) and Jay Oliver (102.3 Clear FM).

The Drop Zone runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public can watch from the courtyard at 201 Portage Avenue across the street. Entertainment and food will be provided.

Info Session Planned for 2011 Drop Zone Fundraiser

99.9 BOB FM's Jay Richardson prepares to rappel down the RBC Building during the 2010 Drop Zone. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA)

An information session on the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone fundraiser event will be held Thursday evening.

This year’s Drop Zone will take place on August 18, as individuals rappel 200 feet down the RBC building in support of Manitobans living with disabilities.

There are 100 rappel spots available and all of them sold out quickly last year.

Anyone interested in taking the challenge can attend the information session at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow on the 15th floor of the RBC Building at 220 Portage Avenue. And don’t worry, you’ll be using the elevator to get to the main floor following the session.

Participants are asked to RSVP their attendance by the end of today to (204) 975-3089 or by e-mailing dropzone@smd.mb.ca.

CURVE 94.3’s Jay Richardson Conquers the Drop Zone

It might not look like a big building compared to the office towers that surround it, but the RBC Building at 200 Portage Avenue is still intimidating when looking 17 stories down.

Watch:

On Thursday, over 100 brave participants rappelled down the side of the building in the sixth annual Drop Zone event in support of SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba.

We asked CURVE 94.3’s Jay Richardson to wear a POV camera and wireless mic for ChrisD.ca as he rappelled down to the ground below. This was Jay’s second year in a row, so it was a piece of cake for him. Many other media personalities also suited up, including CTV’s Gord Leclerc and Global TV’s Nicole Dubé.

More than $130,000 was expected to be raised in this year’s event, which goes to help Manitobans living with disabilities.

ChrisD.ca video/WpgCameraMan

No Place for Fear in Sixth Annual Drop Zone Fundraiser

Dozens of brave souls will rappel down 17 stories of the RBC Building in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday, all in the name of charity.

The annual Drop Zone event in support of SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba raised over $107,500 last year for children, youth and adults with disabilities in Manitoba.

Over 100 participants are signed up to take the plunge at the corner of Portage Avenue and Fort Street beginning at 8 a.m.

All rappellers must generate a minimum of $1,500 in pledges to participate in the adventure, which will see them drop 200 feet down to the earth below — safely, of course.

This year a bride and groom — Miranda Dorno and Claude Labossiere — will rappel down together at 12:40 p.m. The couple will recite their vows at the top of the building at 11:25 a.m.

A number of media personalities will also take the plunge, including:

  1. Alex Freedman (CBC)  at 11 a.m.
  2. Kim Babij (Shaw TV) at 11:10 a.m.
  3. Evan Campbell (Citytv) at 11:20 a.m.
  4. Beau (99.9 BOB FM) at 11:30 a.m.
  5. Nicole Dubé (Global TV) at 12 p.m.
  6. Gord Leclerc (CTV Winnipeg) at 12:20 p.m.
  7. Jay Richardson (CURVE 94.3) at 12:30 p.m.
  8. Brodie Milne (Winnipeg Free Press) at 1 p.m.
  9. Rena Jae (Power 97) at 1:10 p.m.
  10. Clay Young (CJOB) at 1:20 p.m.

CURVE 94’3 Jay Richardson will be wearing a POV camera and wireless mic for ChrisD.ca as he ventures down the side of the RBC Building to the ground below.

The Drop Zone goes until 4:30 p.m. The public can get a great view of the action from the Canwest Place Courtyard at 221 Portage Avenue.

Watch video of last year’s drop.

Fifth Annual Easter Seals Drop Zone (VIDEO)

On Thursday, dozens of brave souls rappelled down the side of the RBC Building in support of Easter Seals Manitoba. It was all part of the fifth annual Drop Zone, which saw participants scale down 17 stories above Portage Avenue.

Jay Richardson (CURVE 94.3), Beau (99.9 BOB FM) and Lindsay Warner (Global TV) were just a handful of those who took part.

Watch:

Last year’s Drop Zone raised almost $90,000 for Manitobans living with disabilities.

ChrisD.ca video

Dropping It All for Charity

RBC BuildingWe’re just over 24 hours away until several folks drop 17 stories down the RBC Building. Don’t worry, it’s a controlled environment.

The Drop Zone takes place tomorrow, as several participants raise money for Easter Seals Manitoba by rappelling down the side of the building.

Local daredevils include Beau (99.9 BOB FM), Jay Richardson (CURVE 94.3), Heather Steele (Citytv), Lindsay Warner (Global TV), Joanne Kelly (Shaw TV), Ace Burpee (Hot 103), Troy Westwood (QX104), Jordan Witzel (CTV) and others.

The pledges have been coming in for weeks to support the cause, and it’s always a fun time.

You can catch the action between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.