The Cowichan Climbing Academy at Mount Prevost School will be one of two local locations for Climbing Day in BC this Friday. (Citizen file)

Prevost, Brentwood among Climbing Day in BC sites

Two rock climbing facilities in the Cowichan Valley are taking part in Climbing Day in BC this Friday.

Hosted by Sport Climbing BC, Climbing Day is a province-wide event that will culminate with the climbing of the “Seven Summits.”

“At a time when physical activity among our youth and families is at a historic low, Sport Climbing BC is offering a full day of learning and fun for educators, youth, families, and professional climbers, that will not only get you out of your house, but literally send you up the wall,” Sport Climbing BC said in a press release.

The Cowichan Climbing Academy at Mount Prevost School and Brentwood College School are both participating in Climbing Day in BC.

The day will begin with a morning session for teachers and administrators as part of the Pro D Day. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., teachers are invited to discover the benefits of climbing and explore the opportunities for engaging in climbing as a school activity. Sessions cost $20. Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are accepted.

Youth and families are invited to the afternoon session from noon to 4 p.m. where they can learn the basics of climbing and discover the variety of programs offered. Entry is half price for the afternoon sessions.

The day will peak with a Climb-a-Thon from 5-9 p.m., in which climbers across the province will pursue the goal of 42,500 metres, the combined heights of the highest points on each continent. Donations will be collected to support Sport Climbing BC.

For more information, visit climbingdayinbc.weebly.com

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