Special Thanks

This incredible project would not be possible without the continued support and contributions from friends, family, the Sea to Sky outdoor community, local construction companies and the outdoor industry.

The full list of personal donations and support is already too long to dare list in full, but we want you all to know we are very appreciative of your support. That includes all of you at past Kees and Claire Memorial parties, attendees at the infamous Brett Carlson Memorials at the GLC, more recent Spearhead Huts Project fundraisers and benefit events, Indiegogo campaign participants, and the many faces we will inevitably encounter throughout this project. We would like to add a special thanks to the continued support, donations and future commitments from the following community members and outdoor industry contacts. Thanks For Your Donations

Primary Partners – $900,000+

Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation

Thanks to the extremely generous and substantial donation from the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation, the first hut at the Russet Lake location will now be a reality. The hut will be named the Kees and Claire Hut in honour of Kees Brenninkmeyer and Claire Dixon whose unfortunate passing during a Wapta ski traverse trip in 2006 inspired a revival of the Spearhead Huts Project.

We are actively seeking primary naming rights donors for the third hut in the system, located at Mount Pattison.

Brian Hill and Andrea Thomas Hill

We are thrilled and grateful to announce that a $1.5 million donation from Vancouver philanthropists will fund the construction of the second hut in the Spearhead Huts System located at Mt Macbeth. Brian Hill, CEO and founder of Vancouver-based retail clothing chain, Aritzia, and Andrea Thomas Hill, chair of the Cause We Care Foundation, committed the gift to show their support for the innovative project.

Sponsor – $40,000 – $250,000


The Mischa Arnott Fund


Supporter – $20,000 – $39,999

 Kees & Claire
Memorial Society
Brett Carlson
Memorial Foundation 
Friends of Kees & Claire The BOND Family 

Ross Beatty


Donor – $10,000 – $20,000




Donor – $5,000 – $9,999




Premium Event & Prizing Donor $2,500 – $20,000

Also a special thanks to everyone involved with the Planker Wanker Ball.

Contributor – $500 – $4,999








Event & Prizing Donor – $100 – $2500

ACC Vancouver Section Allison Hunter Altus Mountain Guides Black Crows Skis
Climb the Peaks Earth Easy Everything Wine Forlise
G3 Handlebar Harbour Air Hearthstone Brewery
Helly Hansen Imrie Print Group Jessa Gilbert Mountain Skills Academy
North Shore Rescue ROI Outfitters ROI Outfitters Sally John Physiotherapy
Scarpa North America Shareshed Stano Faban Sue Drinnan
The Adventure Group VIMFF 4FRNT  

Barbara’s Kitchen Donors

A heartfelt thanks for all the donations big and small to help make Barbara’s Kitchen a reality.

Adrianne Gilbride Alyson McKendrick Bob Busman Carol Evenchick
Colin Boyd Dave Thorne David Berkowitz David Hanna
David Whish Douglas Ash Douglas Beecroft Dawn Bell
Fred Nolte George Maxwell Gregory Unsworth Jack Christie
Janice Ebenstiner Jessica Shintani Lawrence McIntosh Lyndsay Smith
Mike Thompson Paul vanPeenen Patrick Lloyd Robert Fyfe
Susan Reznek Steven Roka Tom Collingwood William Sims
 More to come…      

Supporter – $20 to $499

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this project. We greatly appreciate it.

Event & Marketing Services

  • VentureWeb – The Digital Agency of Adventure Thanks to VW for being there for code and hacking support.
  • Kelley Korbin – Combo Creative
  • Origin Design + Communications Whistler – Thank you for graphic design contributions.
  • Watermark Communications – Thanks to Sue and her team for the huge event support for our annual spring fundraising event in Whistler.
  • Imrie Print Group

Core Volunteers & Society Members

So many people to thank! Stay tuned as we build this list of amazing individuals.


So many people to thank! Stay tuned as we build this list of amazing individuals.