The late Sir Edmund Hillary* KG ONZ KBE requested
"Help me help the Sherpas"
* Photo of the late Sir Edmund Hillary by Pat and Rosemarie Keough
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
W.F. (Zeke) O'Connor
ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Karen O'Connor, President
Byron Smith, VP Marketing
Robin D. Walker, Secretary
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa,
(Senior Medical Officer)
Kevin Leung, Treasurer
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Dr. Joan Ford
Peter W. Webster
C. Richard Sharpe
Dr. Robert Zimmerman
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa
Phurba S. Sherpa
Robin D. Walker
MASCOT OF THE FOUNDATION
Trip Duration: 17 days
Accommodation: 6 nights hotels/lodges • 4 nights permanent campsite • 6 nights tented camping
This trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people of experiencing the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary provides a fine opportunity to visit both Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar (5545m) for uninterrupted views of Mt Everest. We trek the more remote trails along the far side of the Khumbu valley, savouring the high mountain views from our selected campsites, permanent camps and lodges in the company of our Sherpa guides, whose knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek.
trip dates 21 APR - 07 MAY 2014
charity challenge payments
Joining Kathmandu: $2690
Non refundable Registration Fee: $400
Fundraising Minimum Target: $2500
Single Supplement: $550
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cause supported by this huma challenge
After a friendship of several years with Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanying him on trips within Canada and the U.S.A., Mr. W. F. (Zeke) O’Connor was honoured in being invited as the Canadian representative on an expedition to the Mount Everest Base Camp in 1973, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund and Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay. Mr. O’Connor and now Karen O’Connor the current president have revisited Nepal each year since his first visit in 1973 to the present.
Karen O’Connor and a number of the Foundation Directors return to Canada each year with a deeper understanding of the many needs of the Sherpa people and a determination to further the efforts of seeking financial aid for the worthy projects underway in the mountain regions of Nepal. Emphasis is on involvement of the local community.
As a result of this groundwork, the totally Canadian The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF) began in 1974-75 and received its charter on October 1, 1976, and is registered as a charitable institution.
THE SIR EDMUND HILLARY FOUNDATION'S
3rd Annual - Herb Paterson Charity Golf Tournament
"helping the Sherpas, help themselves'
Date: June 16, 2014
St. Andrews Valley Golf Course
4 Pinnacle Trail
BBQ Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00pm
Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm
$200 per Golfer
$800 per Foursome
(Includes: golf, cart, range balls, BBQ lunch,
after golf Get-together and prizes)
$1,200 (Hole Sponsorship & Foursome)
$500 (Hole Sponsorship only)
Herb Paterson has been active in The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation since 1982 and has been a Director since 2005. Herb is a man of many accomplishments. Here are a few: Herb was the Titleist representative in Canada for 48 years, now retired, Herb is a Past President of the Canadian Golf Equipment Manufacturers Association, he is also an Honorary Life Member of the C.P.G.A. and served Canada as a Navigator with the rank of Pilot Officer in World War II.
We will be fortunate enough to have Herb with us on June 16th to be the official starter of the 3rd Annual Tournament which carries his name.
Did You Know?
During 2012 we had three treks that raised substantial amounts in support of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
Click on this link to see a blog regarding Mike Elliot's group of trekkers 'The Young and the
Click on this link to read about
'The Everest Eves Trek'
Click on this link to read about
'The Live Out Loud Trek'