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, Indiegoqgo 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 Donor – $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 who’s 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 two subsequent huts planned this project at Mt Pattison and Mt Macbeth.

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




Supporter – $20,000 – $39,999

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

Donor – $10,000 – $20,000



Donor – $5,000 – $9,999


  • Roy Gutteridge
  • John Doyle
  • Patrick and Linda Lloyd
  • Doug and Karen Wylie
  • Liz du Fresne and Manrico Scremin
  • Christian Hluchy
  • Alpine Club of Canada – National
  • Karl Ricker
  • Anonymous
  • Bennett Land Surveying
  • Snowline Ecological Research
  • Gibbons Life
  • Premier Plastics  


Premium Event & Prizing Donor $2500 – $20,000

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

Contributor – $500 – $4999



Event & Prizing Donor – $100 – $2500

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

Barbara’s Kitchen Donors

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

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

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.