2017 RBC Challenge
Climbing Place Ville Marie to change lives: 20th RBC Challenge raises $310,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal
Today, 500 company employees went head to head with professional athletes to climb Place Ville Marie, one of Montreal’s tallest skyscrapers. These athletes took part in the 20th RBC Challenge for Centraide, a relay race to beat the record of 2 minutes 38 seconds up the building’s 1,013 steps. The event raised a total of $310,000—$60,000 more than last year—to help improve the quality of life of individuals and families in need.
To encourage the runners to do their best, the following top-level athletes also took the challenge: Lex Albrecht (cycling), Alex-Anne Gagnon (freestyle skiing), Marc-Antoine Gagnon (freestyle skiing), Ecaterina Guica (judo), Steph Horner (swimming), Mikaël Kingsbury (freestyle skiing), Sandrine Mainville (swimming), Lizanne Murphy (basketball), Pierre-Luc Poulin (kayak), Jacqueline Simoneau (synchronized swimming), and Dori Yeats (wrestling).
The RBC Challenge is organized in collaboration with Place Ville Marie. All donations and sponsorships will go to Centraide’s 2017 campaign, which runs until the end of December.