Donate to TABVAR

TABVAR is 100% funded by donations. All of TABVAR's directors are volunteers and all funds received go entirely towards funding hardware upgrades and new route development in the Bow Valley (except for operational fees such as insurance, bank fees, website, post office box, etc).

2021 Fundraising Drive - Support Your Sport

Hey climbers! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks to all the routebuilders, route maintainers and other volunteers who make the Bow Valley such an amazing place to climb.


While fist bumps, high-fives and other thanks are always appreciated, the grease that makes so much route development possible is the financial support of our community.


As the popularity of climbing explodes, the demands for new routes and the wear on existing route hardware has never been greater.

The average single pitch sport climb costs about $150 to equip with bolts and hardware.

The anchor alone plus bolts is nearly $50 (The Fixe combination belay/rap station that is a favourite here)

A typical bolted multi-pitch route is often $500 or more just in hardware costs.


Last year, your generous support funded 84 pitches of rock climbing ( 60 new and 24 refurbishments) plus 5 new rap lines.

This year we have a fun bonus for our donors. A big prize draw!
Thanks to the following companies and community members for their support.

Click this
link to donate via PayPal. Or keep scrolling to see all the great prizes that have been donated.

MOVE TO MOVE

What's the common denominator between many of the local crushers? MOVE TO MOVE! Their clinic offers premier physical rehabilitation and other wellness services. They have donated a $150 gift certificate that can be used for Chiropractic services at their clinic.
www.movetomove.ca

BANFF SAFETY

Banff Safety is a Canadian Red Cross Partner and has been teaching first aid in the Bow Valley since 2011.

They have donated a private first aid training session for two people. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your favourite climbing partner to be better prepared in the event of an accident.

This is a special reward that we (TABVAR) have reserved for donations of $200 or more.
www.banffsafety.com

THE CAMERA STORE

Calgary's best rated photo retailer, The Camera Store has donated a $100 Gift card plus a photo backpack worth $234
www.thecamerastore.com


Ridgeline Guiding

Ridgeline Guiding has donated a $100 gift certificate for any upcoming course of theirs or for private instruction.
Ridgelineguiding.com

Affinity Life

Affinity Life has donated your choice of either three months premiums for their upcoming extreme sports insurance coverage OR a new Petzl GriGri 2.
affinitylife.ca

PeakSTRATAGEM

PeakStratagem has donated two prizes:
1 Limited Edition version of the IceLines Guidebook. Plus a $50 Gift Certificate for the PeakEATS's store.
peakstratagem.com

PARK DISTILLERY

Park Distillery is donating 3 of their 375ml barrel aged spirits. One each of the Negroni, Manhattan and Martinez. These hand-distilled spirits are made in Banff with water from the plain of six glaciers.
www.parkdistillery.com


Devil's Head Coffee

Devil's Head Coffee has donated five, 1lb bags of their amazing fresh roasted coffee.
www.devilsheadcoffee.ca

Will Gadd

Will Gadd has donated a subscription to the Ice & Mixed Cimbing app, A Black Diamond Ice Screw & 2 cans of Red Bull.
willgadd.com

MISSION HEALTH

Mission Health of Calgary has donated this awesome TriggerPoint percussion massage gun. Great for the times you can't visit them.

Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy, Massage; specialized for climbers, brought to you by climbers
www.missionhealth.ca

Banff Hospitality Collective

BHC has donated two $75 Gift Certificates good for any of their 13 Banff restaurants. Have a great meal after climbing.
www.banffcollective.com

RAD Leashes

RAD Leashes has donated two of their hand-made leashes made from recycled climbing equipment.
https://www.facebook.com/Rocks-Dogs-Leashes-102710004924608

Kumpfy Shoes & Repair

Kumpfy Shoes has donated a $75 Gift Certificate for their store.
kumpfyshoes.ca

Bowness Soapworks

Bowness Soapworks has donated five - $15 Gift Certificates PLUS five bars of their soap. (insert dirty climber joke of your choice here)
bownesssoapworks.com

TABVAR Climbing Tool

Thanks to an anonymous local climber & machinist with the support of Groundwork’s Safety (gwss.ca) and Lil Bit Custom (lilbitcustom.weebly.com) we have twenty of these custom designed climbing tools for our fundraiser this year. This lightweight tool is perfect to clip to your harness or slip into your chalk bag to use for tightening bolts, cranking stuck lockers open and even cutting cord.

COLLIN HNETKA

Collin is a Calgary based designer. He has donated this 16x20 unframed print titled BANFF that features some of our favourite residents.
collinhnetka.com

OnwardUP

OnwardUP is a Western Canadian based outdoor retail sales & marketing agency. We are a team of passionate users and purveyors of the finests outdoor equipment. They have donated two prizes. A Bong Rock Hammer and a Toolbag XS.
www.onwardup.com



The Fine Print - Donation Draw Rules
For each $25 donated, the donor will receive an entry to the draw. The random draw will be made on Oct 29th, 2021 and all 2021 donors of $25 and more up to Oct 28th, 2021 will be entered. There is no cash value or substitutions available. Also, no warranty, guarantee or other assurances as to the performance of the prize are given. Winners must answer a skill testing question.

Each donor is only eligible for one prize.

Prizes will be mailed via Canada Post, free of charge to any Canadian Mailing address.
This prize is only for Canadian residents and is void where prohibited.
Any taxes due from the prize are the responsibility of the prize winner.
All prize winners grant TABVAR permission to share their contact info with the prize provider and for TABVAR to publish their name to our website and social media as prize winners.
By donating you are agreeing to the above rules.

How to Donate

Online Donations can be made via the PayPal link below or via mail.

Donations via Cheque or Money Order can be sent to:

TABVAR,
Box 8768 Stn Main,
Canmore, AB
T1W 0C1

Business Sponsorship

Like to support TABVAR via your business organization?
Please contact us.

Supporters

Thanks to both our private and corporate supporters, TABVAR has raised and distributed almost $180,000 since its inception in 1993.

MEC

MEC has donated more than $44,000 plus provided hardware discounts worth over $10,000

Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada and especially the Calgary, Rocky Mountain and Saskatchewan Chapters have been consistent supporters of TABVAR


Calgary Climbing Centre

Our thanks to the CCC for the generous support over the years.

Private Donors

Our list of private donors has become too long for the web page. Please see our spreadsheet.


We'd like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their support.

ACMG
Calgary Mountain Club
Adventure Dynamics Inc
Drifter Projects Ltd
Devonian Properties Inc.
Great Divide Mountaineering

Petro-Canada
Rocky Mountain Books

Rotary Club of Canmore
U of C Campus Rec
YAK Alpine Guides
Town of Canmore - Elevation Place Climbing Gym
Yamnuska Inc.