In Memory of Stephanie Grothe and Neil Mackenzie

For: British Columbia Search And Rescue
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Organizer: The University of British Columbia Varsity Outdoor Club
In Memory of Stephanie Grothe and Neil Mackenzie (British Columbia Search And Rescue)
$6,000
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 103 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

With great sadness, the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club mourns the tragic deaths of Stephanie Grothe and Neil Mackenzie. They perished in an accident while ascending the Central Couloir on Joffre Peak on Sunday, January 11th 2015, along with their friend Elena Cernicka. 

In memory of Stephanie and Neil, their friends and colleagues decided to set up this fundraising campaign. Both families had agreed that the proceeds will go to the Search And Rescue community in British Columbia. Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help the SAR teams who risk their personal safety to be there when we need them most. 

Thank you!

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The UBC Varsity Outdoor Club is holding a public memorial service to celebrate all three lives. All friends, families, and general public are invited to this event. 


Time: Thursday January 22, 6-9pm (official service 7-8pm) 
Location: The (Old) Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road, UBC

Many of us have fond memories of these three remarkable individuals. In order to share these memories, a set of books will be created and given to the families. There will be space available at the memorial for you to pass on your thoughts, stories, and feelings in person. However, you are encouraged to bring a pre-prepared standard letter-sized (8x11'') sheet of paper with a photo, poem, drawing, or whatever format you would like to use to express yourself. We will collect them at the event for each person and include them in those books. You are also welcome to send your message to: [email protected], if you are not able to attend the service. 

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their families and friends.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 12, 2015

Posted on February 12, 2015

We have decided to extend the deadline for this donation to the end of this month: February 28. We will transfer all the fund we received by then to the Search And Rescue team we have already been in contact with. Thank you all for the outpouring support in this cause!

Posted on January 29, 2015

Posted on January 29, 2015

Also, a couple short videos from the memorial:
http://youtu.be/Xy3slNMfNRw
http://youtu.be/Z24iMDCkxD4

Posted on January 29, 2015

Posted on January 29, 2015

Thank you for the outpouring support in the last couple weeks. Words cannot express our deep gratitude. A public memorial was held last Thursday (Jan 22) to celebrate the remarkable lives of our three friends. You can find some photos here

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