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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: 48 storeys, 518 feet. Opened 2001.
By Mark Henricks, Photography by Ema Peter, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Each year for the past six years, Dan Abramsky has climbed all 1,776 stairs to the top of CN Tower to raise money for the World Wildlife Federation. Abramsky, a 49-year-old architectural technologist from Toronto, raced up in 15:34 his first time out and hasnâ€™t beaten that mark since. He keeps at it to benefit a good cause and because itâ€™s fun. â€śIt helps me keep in shape and gives me a goal to work towards,â€ť he adds. â€śI like that on a personal level.â€ť
By Danielle Roberts, Photography by Logan Johnson and Richard J. Oâ€™Brien
Most dogs love to run, but running with your dog can pose a new challenge, particularly for the dog. IMPACT asked Dr. Seanna Swayne, a Toronto veterinarian and Elizabeth Macey, co-owner of Dog Gone Running service in Calgary, for advice on what you need to know before running with your dog. Talk to your veterinarian first to ensure your dog is fit to run, then, if all is good, head out for some canine cardio.
Itâ€™s getting to that time when you have to decide whether itâ€™s going to be tights or shorts for that race. Will you pull on a base layer, arm warmers or will it be the singlet, snubbing your nose at fallâ€™s chill and winterâ€™s freeze? Whatever you choose to wear, there are still great races on the calendar to register for in November and December. Savour these remaining opportunities to get on the startline in 2015.