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
Hold the Date - Toronto
VIP Reception 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Book signing with Zeke O'Connor
Drinks/Silent Auction-6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner/Live Auction-6:30-8:00 p.m.
Presentations, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Coffee/Close of Silent Auction, 9:30-10:00 p.m.
Piano accompaniment by Ron Manfield
Base Camp Sponsors, VIP Reception, $5,000.00
Tables of Eight, VIP Reception $2,400.00
Individual Tickets, $300.00
Elia Saikaly – is an award-winning adventure filmmaker and social entrepreneur whose global adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful life and spark positive change.
Elia has participated in 16 climbing expeditions including 5 on Mt. Everest. His most recent work Everest - A time lapse film went viral and captivated audiences around the world. Elia will be taking us on a multi-media journey into the heart of the Himalayas and will share how 60 years later, technology permits us to share the magic of the tallest mountain on Earth with a new generation of young adventurers.
Zeke O'Connor – founding President who is the current Executive Director of The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation also co authored "Journey With The Sherpas" with Chris Shulgan in 2012. He was educated at Notre Dame and Columbia University and moved to Canada to play football for the Toronto Argonauts. While working for Sears Canada, Zeke and Sir Edmund Hillary started the Canadian foundation in 1976. Zeke and his staff have been largely responsible for raising funds to build and support infrastructures in health, education and the environment in the Solu-Khumbu area of Nepal.
Hold the Date - Calgary
8th Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation Fundraising Gala
November 15, 2013, 6:00 pm
The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary, AB
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first summit to Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.
Visit the event website now for more information and to register!
All Proceeds go to assist the Sherpa people of Nepal in Health, Education and Reforestation Programs.
Your Base Camp Leaders for the Evening:
Keynote Speaker, Brent Bishop: Summited Everest in 1994, and again in 2002
Son of late legendary climber Barry Bishop: with the National Geographic Mt. Everest Expedition marking the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain
Byron Smith - MC, Mt. Everest Summiter, Director, SEHF, Chair Calgary
SEHF Fundraising Gala
Appa Sherpa - Guest Speaker (21 Times to the Summit of Everest)
Laurie Skreslet - Guest Speaker, "Base Camp Then & Now"
Zeke O'Connor - Founder, Executive Director, SEHF
Karen O'Connor - President, SEHF
Please direct event or registration inquiries to:
Tel: 403-450-7486 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zeke O’Connor shares how he parlayed a university education into a pro-football career, and went on to become a successful Canadian business executive, a world-class adventurer, and an important humanitarian. Join Zeke as he takes you on his many journeys, first as a successful athlete, then as Sir Edmund Hillary’s friend and companion on many a Mount Everest adventure, and finally, as the inspired leader of a series of Himalayan development projects spanning three decades. Each journey described in this unique memoir is told in a charming and endearing manner. It is a celebration of the human spirit and of lives well lived.
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'