Thirteen stories high for a good cause

The annual Easter Seals Drop Zone event saw fund raisers rappelling 13 stories down a building in downtown Victoria.

  • Sep. 12, 2013 7:00 p.m.

88 year old Fred McMurray and his grandaughter Kara

Stepping off the side of a 13 story building in downtown Victoria wasn’t a problem for 88-year-old Fred McMurray. The former tree rigger joined his grand-daughter Kara Goetze as they rappelled down the building during the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone charity event.

Trained staff were on hand to harness participants and help them over the edge and down the building. Some participants came dressed in costumes while others were in their street clothes..

All the money raised in Victoria stays on Vancouver Island in support of Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan, a specialized camp for island children with disabilities. Each participant raises funds individually for the event.

For more information or to participate next year check out


Just Posted

Victoria woman accesses healing Burn Fund resources 45 years after injury

Stasi Manser was burned when she was five years old and now works as an adult burn survivor advocate

PRIDE on the Barge caps off last Friday of Pride Month

Starting at 5 p.m. with music from Rocksteady

Local grocery store steps up to help resident after Saanich jams her stand

Pepper’s Foods will start selling jams previously sold through roadside stand

Last remaining Victoria Legion faces $100,000 property tax bill

The Trafalgar/ Pro Patria Branch can’t afford to operate with such high taxes

Island Health issues safer drug-use tips ahead of music festival season

Health authority aims to reduce overdose risks at festivals

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

POLL: Do you think the penalty should be increased for tossing a burning cigarette from a vehicle?

With grasslands and forests around Vancouver Island and across B.C. reaching tinder… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

PHOTOS: North Island home gutted in fire deemed ‘suspicious’

No injuries reported; firefighters prevented blaze from spreading

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Delta cat severely injured in animal trap was likely stuck for days, owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Vancouver Island woman assaulted after confronting thief

RCMP warn residents to call for police assistance

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Most Read