Women’s Winter Climbing Program
The VIMFF – in partnership with The Hive and with the participation of Government of Canada – presents the 2021 Women’s Winter Climbing Program.
This program will take place from November 6 to December 11, 2021 (every Saturday for 6 weeks). Its purpose is to introduce new women to indoor rock climbing, provide a safe and supportive space to learn foundational climbing skills and to build community and partnerships.
This program was funded in part by Sport Canada, a department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada, to address constraints in participation within the sport for women, gender minorities and racialized communities. We encourage and welcome people with added intersecting identity factors (Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, official language minorities, newcomers, persons with disabilities) to apply.
This program is designed for individuals with limited or no experience climbing, or for climbers who have some experience and are looking to improve their skills within an inclusive and positive environment.
There is no cost to apply and selected participants will receive access to the program free of charge.
The 15-20 selected participants will each receive:
- 6 introductory indoor climbing classes at The Hive North Shore – each Saturday from November 6 – December 11 (12pm-2pm).
- 2 month all access membership to use at any Hive bouldering facility for the duration of the program.
- Free equipment rentals at all the Hive bouldering locations for the duration of the program.
- Free online Festival pass for the VIMFF Fall Series November 12 – 21, 2021.
Note: We are looking for participants to commit to the entire program. Please make sure you can attend each session before applying.
Apply to be part of the VIMFF Women’s Winter Climbing Program
Applications close on October 15, 2021 and we will be in touch with all accepted applicants individually by October 22, 2021.