Kids Up Front Calgary has announced the return of their wilderness challenge, STRANDED: Water Valley, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser being held August 11 to 13, 2017.
Last year’s inagural event was inspired by the hit TV show Survivor, and had 16 participants split into two tribes living out in the backcountry for 48 hours on their own.
Now the hunt is on for 16 new contestants to compete in physical and mental challenges against each other to determine the Stranded 2017 champion.
“We are looking for energetic people who want a tough challenge with a huge reward,” said Nicky Nash, executive director of Kids Up Front Calgary in a release. “Whether you have a goal to accomplish something impressive in 2017 or have always wanted to test your mettle in the wilderness, this event will be something you won’t regret or forget.”
Contestants are expected to fundraise a minimum amount to participate, with the money going to Kids Up Front. All creative avenues can be explored, from bake sales and car washes to social media campaigns and donor appreciation parties.
Last year’s challenge raised more than $70,000, with proceeds going directly to Kids Up Front programming including Can’t Use Your Ticket and Kids Count events.