Angels on High 2016
Angels on High is a mountain climbing adventure to fundraise for a church building for St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Chestermere.
In its 4th year, the Angels on High 2016 journey began with a family potluck dinner and dance on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Chestermere Recreation Centre. The evening raised $15,000 for the future St Gabriel Church. Check out some pictures from that great night. Recap the dinner by watching this Shaw TV segment. The Angels on High climbers will ascend Mount Chester on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Angels on High completed its 3rd year annual climb on Saturday, August 8th, when 27 climbers, after months of training, ascended Castle Mountain. They needed 12 hours to traverse 28km and the 1.4km elevation gain. Angels on High 2015 raised $107,500 and the climbers themselves raised $35,000 in personal pledges. Watch the Shaw TV dinner and climb videos.
A couple days before the climb on August 5, the 133rd annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention recognized Angels on High with its international Church activity award. The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization consisting of 15,400 local councils and 1.9 million members. It is the 2nd time that an Alberta council has ever won an International Service award and only the 7th time a Canadian council has been so honoured.
On August 9, 2014 18 Angels helped raise $81,000 while climbing the Centennial Ridge, the highest maintained trail in the Canadian Rockies. Built by the Rocky Mountain Ramblers hiking club from Calgary in 1967, it is the most demanding and impressive day hike in Kananaskis Country. The trail is 21km long with a 1.5km elevation gain.
In its first year, on August 12, 2013 12 brave souls climbed Mount Temple, the second highest mountain in Banff National Park at 3,544m. They helped raise $56,000.