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Ski For Heart: A Heart & Stroke Foundation Fundraiser You Won’t Want to Miss!

It isn’t difficult to find a personal connection to the Heart & Stroke Foundation with heart disease being the second leading cause of death in Canadians and at least nine in ten Canadians have a risk factor for stroke (Heart & Stroke Foundation).  The good news is lifestyle changes can drastically decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke and it is for this reason I am super pumped about the Ski For Heart fundraiser at the Chateau Lake Louise!

Heart&Stroke Ski for Heart is a magical weekend in the Rockies for Albertans who share a passion for the outdoors, and a commitment to support life-saving heart and stroke research.  For more than 40 years, its been one of Alberta’s best-loved fundraising events. Bring the entire family for a very special day of celebration in beautiful Lake Louise!

When: January 20 – 21, 2017screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-11-22-22-am

Where: Lake Louise, AB

What: Join Olympian speed skater and stroke survivor Denny Morrison and Olympian speed skater contender Josie Spence for a weekend of winter fun. Choose from three winter adventures for the Saturday main event:

  • Downhill Skiing at Lake Louise! Board the FREE shuttle from the Chateau to the Lake Louise Ski Resort for a day of world-class skiing or snowboarding on over 4,200 skiable acres.
  • Snowshoeing around the Lake! Get your heart pumping on a snowshoe adventure with an interpretive guide (route TBD).
  • Cross-country Ski! Cross-country skiers unite! Kick-off on the lake for one of two routes; the traditional 4km loop or a longer 10km adventure loop.

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Perks: Fundraise the minimum $500 and your weekend package includes: 

  • Luxury get-away to the five-star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise at 3 star-prices. Prices start at $144 per night*.
  • Friday night Welcome Reception, featuring one of the best minds in heart and stroke research
  • Endless array of winter activities in one of the most beautiful winter playgrounds in the world
  • Saturday afternoon Après Ski, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an intimate talk with a Heart & Stroke survivor
  • Wonderful memories with other philanthropists who have invested in life-saving research to give Canadians longer, more fulfilling lives, free of heart disease and stroke.

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So, if you’re a health conscious, socially active, outdoor enthusiast, like I know you are, then sign up for this amazing weekend, support an organization that helps so many Canadians. AND if you sign up before December 8th, you are entered for a chance to win a $200 Canadian Tire Gift Card! For more information and to register, please visit the Ski For Heart website. 

Hope to see you out there!

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