It’s a bird, it’s a plane – nope, it’s a bunch of people descending down the side of the 160 foot Bank of Commerce (or CIBC) building in downtown Victoria!
For the second year in a row, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is bringing its national ‘Rope for Hope’ campaign to Victoria, allowing individuals and groups to experience rappelling down a tall building once they raise $1,500 each for the foundation.
Their goal for Victoria was to raise $50,000 and this event is so popular that they’ve accumulated around $2,000 more than the require amount.
Come join the party
This event is perfect for daredevils and the faint of heart alike because even if scaling tall buildings isn’t your cup of tea, you can still take part in the festivities!
With a live DJ, a photo booth, and local superheroes popping by, the area in front of the CIBC building will be the most happening place in town on Friday, May 24th.
We here at Victoria Buzz will also be live on location, rappelling away alongside the winner of our rappel contest, Jamie Cormier.
Here’s how you can get involved
Rope for Hope takes place in cities across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax. In 2018, this event has been able to raise almost $1.3 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Anyone is welcome to come on out and watch the rappelling or take in the street party. If you want to help these brave rappelers meet and exceed their fundraising goals, click here to donate to one of the participants.
Good luck to everyone taking part, and try not to look down!
- When: Friday, May 24th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Where: CIBC (Bank of Commerce) Building, 1175 Douglas Street
- Admission: Free to attend!