Climb for the Cause

Climb for the Cause

Plan to take part in this years Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 am. All the funds raised go directly to awards for refugees. Your support and participation can make a real difference in the life of a refugee.

Background Information

The TEAL Charitable Foundation was established by BC TEAL in 1986 to “promote the teaching and learning of English as an additional language”. Each year the TCF has a fundraising event called the Climb for the Cause- BCMC Trail to raise funds for refugees in need who wish to study at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.

Winners of the 2018 TCF Taiga Galli Refugee Awards

Lava Mohamad Wins the 2018 Taiga Galli Refugee Award
Lava Mohamad has won this years Taiga Galli Refugee Award valued at $2500. Lava was born in a small city called Qamishli in Syria in 1999. Lava and her family escaped from Syria by travelling to Kurdistan in Iraq. On April 13, 2017 with the help of the North Lonsdale United Church, Lava’s family arrived in Canada. Lava’s dream is to become a doctor and she will use her award to begin post-secondary studies in science. Lava writes, “the main reason for choosing medicine is that I care about others and I want to help every single person especially if their lives are in danger.”

Boshra Moheq Wins the 2018 Taiga Galli Refugee Award
Boshra Moheq has won this year’s Taiga Galli Refugee Award valued at $2500. Boshra was born in Afganistan in 2000. After escaping from Afganistan, Boshra spent the first eleven years of her life living as a refugee in Peshawar in Pakistan, Mashhad in Iran, Cairo in Egypt and finally arriving in Vancouver in 2011. Boshra plans to study Social Sciences next year. Boshra feels that a university degree will “allow me to have the skills necessary to support [refugees] emotionally, mentally socially or economically.”

Registration & Making a Donation

To register please complete the online registration form available here or call Jaimie at the BC TEAL Office: 604-736-6330.

Friends, family and colleagues can support a specific climber by making a donation. Donors will find that donating is easy and secure by using the BC TEAL web site. It is suggested that each climber try to collect pledges as follows: adult climbers – $200 and student climbers – $50.

For online donations, the BC TEAL uses Stripe, which facilitates online donations for climbers. Cheques need to be made out to the “TCF Refugee Award” and mailed to the BC TEAL at #206 – 640 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1G4. Please provide instructions if you wish to direct the donation to a specific climber.

Income Tax receipts

Income tax receipts are issued for all donations of $25 or more.

The 2018 Cause – BCMC Trail on June 3rd at 10 am

Each climber will be given a T-shirt and water at the start of the event. We’ll meet at the entrance to the BCMC Trail at 10:00 am, Sunday June 3. Individual and group photos will be taken at the start and finish of the climb. At the summit, our tradition is to meet in the Altitudes Bistro at our own expense to cool down and celebrate completing the 2018 Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail.

The 2018 Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail

10:00 AM, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Rain or Shine

The start of the BCMC Trail at the base of Grouse Mountain

Layers of clothing, socks and a good pair of running shoes or hiking boots. No umbrellas or open shoes or sandals! If it is raining, wear a jacket with a hood.

$15 to take the Grouse Mountain Gondola down after the Climb for the Cause.


To make a donation and support a specific climber, simply click on a climber’s name below.