Saskatoon senior, 79, rappels 22 storeys
Agnes Helmink rappelled down the side of Carlton Towers
The grin never left Agnes Helmink's face – not even when the senior stepped off the edge of a 22-storey building in downtown Saskatoon.
The 79-year-old rappelled down the side of Carlton Tower on 5th Avenue to raise money for Camp Easter Seal.
"When I celebrated my 75th I was in Tel Aviv, so I figured before I reached my next decade I should do something exciting again," she said.
Helmink has a grandson who benefits from Camp Easter Seal. She raised more than $2,400 in pledges.
She wasn't alone. The Easter Seals Drop Zone attracted dozens of brave-hearted climbers who all raised pledges for the charity. This year, the participants donned super hero costumes for their trips down the building.
Helmink dressed in a modified jumpsuit with a patch on the back that said, "Poor Window Washer."