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A Wild Walk for Charity!

A Wild Walk for Charity!
A Wild Walk for Charity!

by Vanessa Desorcy

We couldn’t walk with polar bears at our lodges this year, so we’re channeling that energy towards something a bit different.

December 1, 2020 marks the 8th annual Giving Tuesday, a “global movement for giving and volunteering.” This initiative is a beautiful reminder that we’re stronger when we come together, even if we do it virtually.

Inspired by our love for the wildlife and wild places of Manitoba, and by our amazing community, today we’re announcing our very first Giving Tuesday fundraiser, “A Wild Walk for Charity”.

The premise is simple: our team members have committed to walking between five and ten kilometres throughout the day (equivalent to the average distance walked each day on one of our safaris!) and we’ll be taking pledges in support of two great charitable organizations: the Canadian Wildlife Federation and United Way of Winnipeg.

It will be a bit warmer and a bit less wild than we’re used to, but we will have a special northern ambassador joining us — and that’s all we’ll say about that for now.

Pledge your support by clicking the Donate Now button below and watch our social media channels on December 1 to see us in action*. Eligible donors** will be entered to win one of two ‘give back prize backs’ valued at approximately $200.00.

Prize Includes:

  • ‘Our Wild World’ 2021 wildlife calendar by our friend George Turner, featuring images from his trip with Churchill Wild.

Give-back: George is donating a portion of proceeds from his calendar to Polar Bears International.

  • An organic cotton/recycled polyester t-shirt from New Plumage, a sustainable clothing line created by Hal and Cristina Brindley of Travel for Wildlife.

Give-back: New Plumage donates $1.00 from every shirt to bird conservation efforts AND each shirt prevents seven plastic bottles from reaching landfills or oceans.

  • A one-of-a-kind polar bear line drawing by Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski.

Give-back: Kal is donating 100% of proceeds to the Polar Bear Fund.

  • A collection of our favourite waste-free and eco-friendly products.
  • A Churchill Wild water bottle and toque.

Donate Now

*Per current COVID-19 restrictions, we will be walking separately, rather than as a group.

**Donors must provide contact info when donating to be eligible. This info will only be used to contact winners, it will not be shared nor used for marketing purposes.


About the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Founded in 1962, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is Canada’s most trusted and respected conservation organization. Using a balanced and thoughtful approach, CWF works to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats through public education, scientific research and co-operation with government and other environmental organizations.

About United Way of Winnipeg

Thanks to a grant from the Government of Manitoba, 100% of donations made to United Way go directly towards helping the people of Winnipeg. Through more than 100 agency partnerships throughout Winnipeg, United Way aids in the areas of poverty, homelessness, schooling, family support and building healthy communities.

About Canada Helps

Canada Helps is a charity helping other charities! For more than 20 years, Canada Helps has been a trusted choice, informing, inspiring, and connecting charities and donors with the causes they care about. To date, they have facilitated over $1 billion in giving!

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