Family Dinner poster: an old diner sits on top of a mountain at night against a navy blue sky with neon lettering that reads "Zero Ceilling's Family Dinner Friday December 3 2021". There are trees decorated with shining Christmas lights next to the diner.


In honour of our 25th birthday, we had the goal of raising $250,000. We ended up reaching $200,608 and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Without our incredibly generous community, we wouldn’t have achieved this and we can’t thank you enough. Your support will help us continue to provide unconditional love and support for young adults facing homelessness. Here’s to another 25 years!

People at a party, sitting at tables all looking towards the front


Zero Ceiling 25th Birthday Hoodie

To celebrate our 25th birthday and to get the community involved, we partnered up with McCoo’s to make a special, limited edition Zero Ceiling 25th Birthday Hoodie! They were sold at the event and there’s still some stock available instore. At $75 each, they make for the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, while donating to a good cause. McCoo’s is generously donating all the profits from these hoodies to Zero Ceiling which will help us reach our target of $250,000 by the end of the year!

Head in to McCoo’s when you can to try on your next favourite hoodie.


A graphic with the words "Zero Ceiling's 25th Birthday Family Dinner at the Fairmont". The graphic evokes the 1990s on a backdrop of a mountain and forest at night

Our 25th Birthday Family Dinner was a true celebration of the Zero Ceiling community. It was wonderful to see so many program graduates and supporters past and present celebrating the last 25 years. Thank you to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for hosting our birthday celebrations and for the most delicious buffet dinner. And thank you to all our partners and sponsors, including Encore, Sea to Sky Celebrations, DJ Foxy Moron, Dave Petko, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Oisin McHugh Photography, Nesters Market, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company, Fort Berens Estate Winery, and Coast Mountain Brewing.


25th Birthday Silent Auction

Our 25th Birthday Silent Auction raised $22,442 to fund Zero Ceiling’s work to end youth homelessness!

Thank you so much to all the generous businesses who donated prizes, to everyone who bought or bid on an item, and to our volunteers who made the Silent Auction possible.

If you’d like to get involved in our next Silent Auction, reach out to


The staff team at Escape! Whistler pose for a photo. Every year they organize two fundraisers for Zero Ceiling.

Escape! and Dine Deal

Escape! Whistler teamed up with Pangea Pod Hotel and held their Escape! and Dine deal for locals during the spring and the fall of 2022. This was included in the low price of just $44+tax:

  • one Escape Room adventure at Escape! Whistler
  • one flatbread of your choice at The Living Room (Pangea Pod Hotel)
  • one beer or highball at The Living Room (Pangea Pod Hotel)
  • tip for the staff at The Living Room
*To support Zero Ceiling, a $5 donation was added to each package and was donated to us, with a total of $1850 raised. Thanks to Escape! Whistler and Pangea Pod Hotel!
A group of Whistler locals stand beneath the colourful lights at Vallea Lumina to raise funds for ZC.

Vallea Lumina By Donation

Vallea Lumina shows the hidden wonders found in the enchanted forests of Cougar Mountain. On November 15th, people could attend Vallea Lumina simply by giving a donation to Zero Ceiling. A limited run of tickets were available, with first-come first-served. The Adventure Group have supported Zero Ceiling for many years. Not only do they donate proceeds from their Vallea Lumina fundraiser, but they have also hosted the Whitewater Rodeo on our behalf. And they donate hundreds of ziplining and aerial obstacles adventures every year for young people who have been excluded from the outdoors, through our Adventure Sessions program.

Runners setting off on the Brandywine Boogie, a 9km trail race that raises money for Zero Ceiling and other non-profits

Brandywine Boogie

A beautiful 10km trail run from Cheakamus to Cal Cheak Campground on the Sea To Sky trail. The race is point-to-point, mainly on level gravel tracks with some single track and mainly downhill. The Brandywine Boogie is organized by the members of Rotary Whistler Millennium Club and 100% of profits go directly to charity. When booking, choose which charity you would like your money to go to!

  • Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium Youth Exchange
  • Zero Ceiling
  • Worca
Altitude Sports


From May 24 – 30, if you donated $15 to Altitude Sports’ Alti-Action campaign you would receive a $30 credit to spend in their online store.

Alti-Action supports partner organizations that “protect the environment, help in-need youth, make the outdoors more inclusive, and assist humanitarian missions worldwide”. We’ve been lucky enough to be supported by Alti-Action since 2018 and we were grateful to be part of the action again last year!


The staff team at Escape! Whistler pose for a photo. Every year they organize two fundraisers for Zero Ceiling.


At Zero Ceiling, our community has always been crucial to our success. From the first supporters donating jackets and pants for our day visit program, to local businesses who throw annual fundraisers today: we couldn’t do it without you. Whether you’re offering your services by donation, throwing a charity trail running race, or asking your family and friends to donate on your birthday, you’re helping us build our vision of a brighter future.

If you’d like to fundraise for Zero Ceiling, we can help! Download our fundraising kit for guidance, support, and advice on throwing a successful fundraiser. Our Development Team are always happy to help too: simply reach out to Lizi McLoughlin at for support.