Make-A-Wish Canada held it’s annual Rope for Hope event on Friday June 12th. For the first time since the inception of the annual event in Toronto, CSN Corporate invited the CSN shops to replace the corporate team in rappelling for the cause. Three brave employees of CSN-Don Butt Auto Body jumped at the opportunity and rappelled down the side of Toronto’s City Hall building.
The participants were provided with rappelling gear, but it was up to the CSN-Don Butt employees to get themselves down several hundred feet of concrete wall with nothing more than a rope and a helmet.
Derek Bennie, the Ontario Regional Manager for CSN, summed up the action. “We have been a proud sponsor of Make-a-Wish Canada and the various events for many years. This year Lauren, Andrew and Gord Hodson, representing CSN-Don Butt Auto Body, rappelled down the side of Toronto’s City Hall for this great charity,” says Bennie. “The rain added an extra element of difficulty, but every one was all smiles when they got to the bottom. It was exciting to seem them accomplish this feat of strength and courage. The CSN-Don Butt rappel team made it look easy!”
The Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope event is a charitable endeavour that sees participants fund raise in support of local wish-granting efforts. In exchange, participants take part in an exhilarating experience rappelling down a city skyscraper. Rope for Hope events takes place May through July across Canada. To date, nearly $1.3 million has been raised for Make-A-Wish Canada.
By Jeff Sanford – Collision Repair Magazine