More than 75 brave souls will step off the side of the 17-storey Artis REIT Royal Bank Building (220 Portage Ave.) all for a good cause.
The SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba is hosting its 2013 Easter Seals Drop Zone on Aug. 15 at 201 Portage Courtyard from 7:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. There, the public can watch as ‘superheroes’ from Manitoba businesses, media, and the surrounding community rappel in support of children, youth, and adults with disabilities in Manitoba.
While there the public can enjoy music and corporate booths from Boston Pizza, IDC Communications, WestJet, GoodLife Fitness, and Virgin 103.1 FM. There will also be contests and free handouts.
Rappelling participants had to raise $1,500 each. Last year, the Drop Zone Challenge raised more than $110,000 in Manitoba, according to a release. This year, it is projected to raise more than $150,000. All proceeds will go to services and programs that reach 47,000 children, youth and adults with disabilities.
For more information about the event, visit thedropzone.ca