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Thank YOU! 5th Annual Great Escape

Posted on July 23, 2019

Wow. Huge thanks to all of you who came out to the 5th Annual Great Escape! We are simply blown away by your enthusiasm, generosity and all around awesomeness. You raised a record-breaking $15,000 in support of environmental education for young people in our community.

What a night it was! By the looks of it, you had an absolute blast at our one-night-only summer camp for adults. We know we did!

Tasked with completing a list of challenges in order to earn a camp badge, guest 'campers' explored FortWhyte Alive, participating in child-like fun along the way. Attendees were treated to a night of traditional summer camp activities – axe throwing, grilled cheese making, crafting, face painting and more.

We owe a giant thank you to our stage sponsor, The North Face. How cool was their Polaroid photo booth? Thanks to our bar sponsor Lake of the Woods Brewery for bringing the craft brews to kick camp up a notch. Thanks to Redbull for ensuring our guests were fuelled up and ready to participate in all kinds of activities.

Further thanks goes out to our event partner Bothwell Cheese for ensuring that there was enough grilled cheese to go around. Thanks to Cabela's Winnipeg for heating things up with a fire starting competition. Last but not least, thanks to Lumberjax Axe Throwing for keeping the night on target. A special shout out to our amazing raffle prizes provided by our friends at Wildwoods Hideaway and Wilder Goods, just to name a few.

Our thanks to FortWhyte Alive volunteers for their efforts in pulling off this one-night-only summer camp event. We couldn't do it without you!

And last but certainly not least, there wouldn't be a summer camp for adults without our super enthusiastic campers, competing for camp badges, and posting hilarious photos along the way.

Thank you for doing good in our community — funds raised support environmental education programs for Manitoba students. THANK YOU!

Take a look at some photos from the evening.