Seriously though, what an incredible opportunity to be asked to be part of the Survivor Water Valley cast to support such a fantastic charity as Kids Up Front! Kids Up Front Calgary has teamed up with the former challenge coordinator from the hit CBS TV show Survivor to create a unique fundraising event. They’re sending me and 15 others into the Canadian wilderness for 3 days to survive, outwit, outlast and outplay each other! Each cast member has a fundraising goal to raise as much money for Kids Up Front as we can before we are cast away into a remote location in the wilderness.
Survivor Water Valley will be an extremely challenging and engaging fundraising initiative to support Kids Up Front Calgary. Jamie Vandehaar, who was a former challenge coordinator for the hit CBS series Survivor, along with his crew, offered their help and expertise to create a unique version of the popular show, exclusive to Kids Up Front. Sixteen players are split into two “tribes” and are taken to a remote, isolated location near Water Valley. Contestants are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for two nights. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food, luxuries, or for “immunity” forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions take place on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while seven that are voted out at this stage form the game’s “jury”. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the Sole Survivor and win the grand prize.
All money raised will go to Kids Up Front Calgary. Everyone who donates toward the fundraising efforts will receive a charitable tax receipt from Kids Up Front.
I’ve personally been a volunteer with Kids Up Front for the past year and can’t say enough great things about this organization. Kids Up Front provides experiences to deserving kids, teens and families. Many of the kids are affected by poverty, abuse, illness and disability or they are newcomers to Canada. They endure trying conditions, sometimes without any family support. And they need your money and my survival skills! Please donate any amount you wish – it’s as easy as a few clicks below. Put it this way: If you don’t donate and I don’t make my fundraising goal of $2,000 then you don’t get to see me struggle in bear country with nothing but a pair of Daisy Dukes! It’s for the Kids.
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