PLEASE NOTE: – Initially, this webpage was developed to host Candles to Remember fundraising materials.
To be redirected to the official Candles To Remember website, please CLICK HERE.
Over time it has evolved to become an access point for online donations to the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
Read this article from the Calgary Sun:
Avalanche Centre in Distress – Snowmobilers aren’t revved up about supporting service that saves so many lives
A discussion about this news article has begun on SnowAndMud.com
Avalanche Centre in Distress
The public image of our sport is becoming seriously tarnished by recent events and our lack of financial support, privately and corporately for the services of the Canadian Avalanche Centre. We need to come together to create a shift in our community.
Update Mar 27 – While the Candles to Remember fundraiser has wrapped up orders for Candle Sets, ONLINE CASH DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED.
As of March 27, 2010 donations through This Link have grown to $1025.
Help us hit the c2r goal of $20,000!
Please CLICK HERE to join like-minded snowmobilers as we support the CAC, an organization working hard to develop and distribute live saving materials for our community.
Background of Candles to Remember
Not only was the winter of 2008-09 a devastating year for mountain snowmobilers, the accidents of March 2010 really generated a lot of questions. Snowmobile related avalanche fatalities appear to be on the rise and many are searching for solutions to this.
Candles to Remember, spearheaded by Sherry Waldroff (formerly Sherry Beck), was launched February 26, 2010 as a fundraiser in memory of snowmobilers who have lost their lives to avalanches. Sherry challenges the snowmobile community to take an active role in raising funds and awareness for avalanche resources and training specific to our community.
The CAC will be presented with the money raised through this fundraiser. The proceeds will fund snowmobile specific avalanche initiatives and awareness campaigns.
The goal is to raise at least $20,000 through the sale of candles and monetary donations in support of public avalanche safety.
Cash Donations will be accepted year round and it is anticipated that the sale of Candle Sets will kick off again near Christmas of 2010.
Groups and individuals can participate in this fundraiser to win prizes including a customized Avalanche Rescue Workshop to be hosted in the top selling community.
Corporate supporters are invited to join us to receive national exposure for your support of this public safety initiative.
For more information please contactSherry Waldroff-Beck
The story has been carried by the following media:
Edmonton Sun, Monday March 15, 2010
Event SupportersWe would like to recognize the businesses that have offered assistance, prizes and other support. Please be sure to thank them for their participation in this worthy cause!
Snowandmud.com Online Forum ________
Zac’s Tracs __________________________
Box 903, Black Diamond, AB
Alberta Snowmobile Association ___________
11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB
Avalanche Safety Solutions _______________
917 10th Ave N, Golden, BC
Power Merchants Ltd ____________________
4025 50th Ave, Box 1688, St. Paul, AB
To make cash donations in support of Candles to RememberClick here to view contributors and the total money raised to date!
OPTION #1 – Make a QUICK, credit card contribution to the Canadian Avalanche Center through Zac’s Tracs online system.
OPTION #2 – Donate to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation and receive a tax deductible receipt
OPTION #3 – Mail checks to the Canadian Avalanche Center
P.O. Box 1843
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
*Please put ‘Candles to Remember’ in the memo line
OPTION #4 – Purchase Candle Sets for yourself and as gifts
Check back near Christmas 2010 for details.
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS COLLECTED BY ZAC’S TRACS
Student Donations – Throughout the 2009-2010 season students of Zac’s Tracs have donated to the CAC through the online registration system.
Click here to view contributors and the total money raised!
Ball caps – Zac’s Tracs also begun selling ball caps to donate the profits to the CAC.
Email Zac’s to purchase one! $20 + shipping
Click here to view the total money raised!
Candles To Remember – online cash donationsMarch 21, 2010 Zac’s Tracs expanded their secure online registration system to collect quick cash donations on behalf of the Canadian Avalanche Center.
As of Mar 28, 2010 this initiative has raised $1525 for the CAC!!
NOTE – these figures do not include monies donated directly to Candles to Remember, the CAC or the CAF.
These are strictly funds donated through Zac’s Tracs online registration system.
up to $49
$50 – 99
$100 – 249
$$ CLICK HERE to Donate to the CAC NOW $$
Zac’s Tracs Student DonationsIn October 2009 Zac’s Tracs added an opt-in box to the online course registration process. Students were invited to donate $20 to the Canadian Avalanche Center. We would like to acknowledge the students that supported this fundraising effort!
As of Mar 28, 2010 this initiative has raised $1480 for the CAC!!
Norman Duff $40
Terry Moritz $40
Greg Sjogren $40
Pam Sjogren $40
Dan Sych $40
Bart van der Loop
Roger Young $40
Zac’s Tracs Ball CapsJanuary 2010 Zac’s began selling ball caps with funds raised to be donated to the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
As of Mar 28, 2010 this initiative has raised $400 for the CAC!!