Special Thanks

This incredible project would not be possible without the continued support and contributions from friends, family, the Sea to Sky outdoor community, local construction companies and the outdoor industry.

The full list of personal donations and support is already too long to dare list in full, but we want you all to know we are very appreciative of your support. That includes all of you at past Kees and Claire Memorial parties, attendees at the infamous Brett Carlson Memorials at the GLC, more recent Spearhead Huts Project fundraisers and benefit events, Indiegogo campaign participants, and the many faces we will inevitably encounter throughout this project. We would like to add a special thanks to the continued support, donations and future commitments from the following community members and outdoor industry contacts. 

**Please note we are still working to update this page with more of you generous volunteers who have contributed to the project so far. 

Thanks For Your Donations

Primary Partners – $900,000+

Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation

Thanks to the extremely generous and substantial donation from the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation, the first hut at the Russet Lake location will now be a reality. The hut will be named the Kees and Claire Hut in honour of Kees Brenninkmeyer and Claire Dixon whose unfortunate passing during a Wapta ski traverse trip in 2006 inspired a revival of the Spearhead Huts Project.

We are actively seeking primary naming rights donors for the third hut in the system, located at Mount Pattison.

Brian Hill and Andrea Thomas Hill

We are thrilled and grateful to announce that a $1.5 million donation from Vancouver philanthropists will fund the construction of the second hut in the Spearhead Huts System located at Mt Macbeth. Brian Hill, CEO and founder of Vancouver-based retail clothing chain, Aritzia, and Andrea Thomas Hill, chair of the Cause We Care Foundation, committed the gift to show their support for the innovative project.

Sponsor – $250,000 – $40,000

Don Stuart Architect Inc.

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Smart Body Smart Mind

The Mischa Arnott Fund

The Alpine Club of Canada

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Foundation

Government of Canada
Canadian Experiences Fund

Supporter – $39,999 – $20,000


Coast Essential Construction

Kees & Claire Memorial Society

Howe Sound Brewing

Blackcomb Helicopters

Brett Carlson Memorial Foundation

Flynn Companies

The Bond Family





Friends of Kees & Claire

Ross Beaty

Graham H. Gregory Design Associates

Donor – $19,999 – $10,000

Caulus Consulting

Equilibrium Consulting

Fraserwood Industries

Golder Associates

Longboard by Mayne Inc.


Read Jones Cristoffersen

Smith & Anderson

Spalding Foundation

Upper Canada Forest Products

Westform Metals

Innotech Windows and Doors

Donor – $9,999 – $5,000


Bennett Land Surveying

Christian Hluchy

Doug and Karen Wylie

Gibbons Life

John Doyle

Karl Richer

Liz du Fresne and Manrico Scremin

Patrick and Linda Lloyd

Premier Plastics

Roy Gutteridge

Snowline Ecological Research

Skyline Scaffold

Aurora Woodwork

Kolbe Windows and Doors

Contributor – $4,999 – $500

Airspan Helicopters

Amec Foster Wheeler

Armstrong Moore & Associates

Blackcomb Glass

Cardinal Concrete

C&J Reinforcing Steel

Dave Scanlon

Duke Custom Kitchens

Eduardo Campos Memorial

Frank Baumann

Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia


Hardwoods Specialty Products

Harrison and Elissa Mack

John Baldwin

Joyride Bike Parks

KSM Stainless Steel Fabricators

MyTiCon Timber Connectors

Nesters Market

Oldrich Hungr

Opus International


Sabre Rentals

Save-On Foods

Snow Management Systems

Trax Developments

Triton Environmental Consultants


Premium Event & Prizing Donor $20,000 – $2,500

Backcountry Snowcats

Black Diamond


Escape Route

Extremely Canadian

Mountain Life


Teton Gravity Research

Event & Prizing Donor – $2,499 – $100

ACC Vancouver Section

Climb the Peaks


Helly Hansen

North Shore Rescue

Scarpa North America

The Adventure Group

Allison Hunter

Earth Easy


Imrie Print Group

ROI Outfitters



Altus Mountain Guides

Everything Wine

Harbour Air

Jessa Gilbert

ROI Outfitters

Stano Faban


Black Crows Skis


Hearthstone Brewery

Mountain Skills Academy

Sally John Physiotherapy

Sue Drinnan

Barbara’s Kitchen Donors

Adrianne Gilbride

Colin Boyd

David Whish

Fred Nolte

Janice Ebenstiner

Mike Thompson

Susan Reznek

More to come…

Alyson McKendrick

David Thorne

Douglas Ash

George Maxwell

Jessica Shintani

Paul vanPeenen

Steven Roka

Bob Busman

David Berkowitz

Douglas Beecroft

Gregory Unsworth

Lawrence MacIntosh

Patrick Lloyd

Tom Collingwood

Carol Evenchick

David Hanna

Dawn Bell

Jack Christie

Lyndsay Smith

Robert Fyfe

William Sims

Supporter – $499 – $20

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this project. We greatly appreciate it. 

Event & Marketing Services

  • VentureWeb – The Digital Agency of Adventure Thanks to VW for being there for code and hacking support. 
  • Kelley Corbin – Combo Creative
  • Origin Design + Communications Whistler – Thank you for the graphic design contributions.
  • Watermark Communications – Thanks to Sue and her team for the huge event support for our annual spring fundraising event in Whistler.
  • Imrie Print Group.

Core Volunteers & Society Members

So many people to thank! Stay tuned as we build this list of amazing individuals.


So many people to thank! Stay tuned as we build this list of amazing individuals.