Raising funds and awareness against domestic violence

Sebastian Albrecht trekking in the Peruvian Andes

We need your help. ⁠

So much has been impacted by the pandemic. Our local women's shelters perhaps more than most.⁠

COVID-19 hasn't eradicated domestic violence. If anything, it has amplified it. Stuck at home, behind closed doors it has given abusers more power...and victims less opportunity to escape.

It has also made fundraising far more challenging...and so .⁠

Through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation I have supported local women's shelters for nearly 15 years. First through repeatedly breaking the record for the most ascents of the Grouse Grind in a day and in more recent years through bi-annual treks. ⁠

Over the years, I've been involved in helping to raise millions of dollars for women's shelters across Canada.


I'm happy to announce that I'm part of the next fundraising initiative, the Purcell Mountains Challenge for Shelter. We'll be hiking 100km over 6 days through rugged terrain in order to raise funds and awareness for women's shelters across Canada. No luxury facilities on this excursion.⁠

This trek presents all sorts of unique challenges from the past treks that I've been involved with to Peru, Iceland and Morocco. Not the least of which is that we only have 3 months to fundraise and train. 

I'll be launching a variety of COVID safe fundraising initiatives over the coming weeks.⁠

100% of funds raised go to those in need. I'll be paying for all of my travel and trekking expenses.⁠

Please consider donating if you can. A direct link to my fundraising page can be found here.⁠

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