Whistler Helps Australia

Dear valued donors and friends of Australia, Thank you very much for contributing to our wildfire relief effort campaign “Whistler Helps Australia”. And for those that attended our event on January 12th at the Garibaldi Lift Co. Through your generosity, we raised over $26,000 dollars, earmarked for Wildlife Victoria and Vinnies. Due to a technical error with GoFundme (the fund-raising platform we used for this campaign) all pledges were refunded to donors. You should have received your request for reinstatement notice — sent today, in your email. We urge you to re-pledge. This situation was beyond our control, and our fundraising team are working hard to recover these funds and finally get the money out to those in need. Please, resend your donation and spread the word to others about this relief effort. We sincerely appreciate your help. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us. Many thanks for your support, Whistler Helps Australia Team. After a full week of trying to communicate with GoFundMe we have finally got our account back online.  
Big Thanks you to all of the media that helped us get heard.

We hope and beg that everyone is able to repledge their original amount!

Thanks for all of your support so far

Whistler Helps Australia Fundraising Team

We have had very sad news today that GoFundMe have refunded everyone.
We have left the campaign open as we were hoping to raise a bit more money before we sent it off to the charities.
We are in contact with GoFundMe and currently think this was done in error.
We are currently waiting to hear back from GoFundMe as to why this happened.
We were just about to send the money off to the Charities and get it to the people and animals that need it the most.
This is a very stressful time for us as a lot of time and effort was put into this and we are hoping we can recoup the money to get it to where it was intended and we will update everyone on how to do this ASAP
Regards the Whistler Helps Australia Team


Wildlife Victoria: 

Helping to continue lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous amount of animals that will need care in the next coming weeks and months. More information here:

https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/?view=article&id=145:helping-wildlife-during-bushfires&catid=11:wildlife-information .

Thanks for all the support so far from lots of business!  We are on target to turn this into a very successful fundraiser with, a Heli drop, 5 day edge card, week vacation rentals, multi tube park pass and so much more!  


This Sunday, January 12th, friends of Whistler are hosting a fundraiser to support the dire needs of our friends and family, as a result of the devastating wildfires that have destroyed much of the landscape and wildlife.  Areas measuring over 15 million acres are affected, and half a billion animals have been killed.  To date, 23 people have perished.

The event will host an Après at Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) between 3 and 6pm.

This will be a gathering of heart. We love Australians; they are our Whistler brothers and sisters.  Come and enjoy live music, a silent auction, and much more!

This is an urgent situation, and we need your support now.  Please donate an item of value for our silent auction, attend the event, or support this effort through our gofundme page.

We are currently doing the research to see who needs the funds the most and it is going make the most impact.  We will keep updating this page with where the funds will go.

We are currently looking into animal charities and donations that will go straight to victims. Any suggestions are welcome, as we want to make sure this goes to the right cause!


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  • Shannon Kirkwood 
    • $430 
    • 14 mos
  • Wendy Priddle 
    • $250 
    • 14 mos
  • Tracy Lyster 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Emily Beaudry 
    • $120 
    • 14 mos
  • Chris Susko 
    • $670 
    • 14 mos
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Fundraising team: Whistler Helps Australia (3)

Zoey Cotton 
Raised $3,030 from 14 donations
Simon Stribling 
Team member
Raised $3,760 from 16 donations
Deb Bordignon 
Team member
Raised $2,850 from 3 donations
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