Join Trevor Stuart, the city’s first Cheers 4 Lethbridge Champion, as he discusses what inspired him to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest and many other impressive peaks around the world. During his 45 minute presentation, Trevor will address the motivation he had at a young age to make a difference in Lethbridge as well as he’ll discuss how we can all contribute to make our community a better place.
Cheers 4 Lethbridge is about celebrating the people who make this city a great place to live, work and play and also noting that community champions, someone who contributes positive actions and inspires others to do the same, play a significant part in our amazing City. The Library is excited to provide a forum for several community influencers to share their unique story with city residents.
Lethbridge’s Cheers 4 Lethbridge champion, Trevor Stuart, who has climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest, will describe his vision for a better/safer community, and how he has used his passion for mountain climbing to contribute to our community on May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery at the Main Branch. The evening will include a 45 minute presentation and a video describing how his early life left him wanting to make a difference in Lethbridge.
Trevor is an avid philanthropist, committed to using the profits from his real estate business to fund causes “that speak to his heart”. During his 5+ year affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters, he was a ‘Big’ to two little brothers and he completed four fundraising expeditions (Mt. Kilimanjaro (2008, 2009); Mt Everest Base Camp (2010); Mt. Athabasca (2011)) on their behalf, raising over $34,000 to support the organization.
In September 2014, Trevor launched ‘Elevating Lives One Peak at a Time’. Within the scope of this campaign, he completed four major climbing expeditions to raise money and awareness for YWCA Harbour House. He summited Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina in January 2015; conquered five peaks (each over 17,000’) in Bolivia in June 2015. And on May 21, 2017 at 3:45 a.m. local time, Trevor successfully summited Mt. Everest in Tibet China. To date his campaign has raised over $42,000 for YWCA Lethbridge.
Trevor says his friend Roy Pogorzelski inspires him: “Roy is trying to break down barriers for multiculturalism in Lethbridge; we have a lot of people from other parts of the world living in our city and he’s done a great job to break down fences and blend different cultures and to help people understand the culture of others. I’m also inspired by people who do random acts of kindness like taking time out of their weekend to help someone, volunteering at a soup kitchen or handing out goodies on the streets. That’s what Lethbridge is all about and I’m very proud of who and what we’re becoming. I just try to be me and tell my story, hoping that story will help others.”