13th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe Raises $76,000 for Programs
One hundred and fifty snowshoers gathered at Mt Seymour on the evening of February 21st for the Take a Hike Foundation’s 13th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe. Participants came as individuals and in groups, and collectively raised an incredible $76,000 to support vulnerable youth in our programs.
The funds raised will help provide students with regular therapy, and transformational adventure-based learning and outdoor experiences that help students overcome their barriers to learning, increase attendance, develop social and emotional skills, and improve their physical and mental health and well-being.
There are currently 5 classrooms operating in British Columbia; in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, and the West Kootenays. A sixth classroom is planned to open in Surrey later this year in partnership with the Surrey school district, and the Take a Hike Foundation is in active discussion with three school districts on Vancouver Island who have expressed a need for the program in their communities.
Our programs operate on the generosity, care and support of our donors, and we are so grateful for this incredible community. Thank you to our sponsors Purdeys Chocolatier, Vancouver Film Studios, Coast Capital Savings, and Boyden. We are all celebrating the success of this year’s event and the opportunities provided to our students, and looking forward to our 14th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe in 2020.