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.