A Swift Current man conquered one of his biggest fears this past weekend while raising some funds for Canadians living with disabilities. 

The Easter Seals and SaskAbilities Drop Zone event in Regina on Saturday brought out crowds of participants including Devon Oman. Each was tasked with rappelling down one of the province's tallest buildings, Regina's Hill Centre Tower II.

"Going down, was actually not too bad, I was impressed with myself even," Oman said while admitting he's afraid of heights. "I was expecting to be a little bit nervous and scared going down.

"You might be scared a lot from the experience but it's something really fun to do. It's going towards a great cause and it's a pretty big adrenaline rush."  

To be able to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill, partakers had to raise a minimum of $1,500. Oman conquered that and more, bringing in over $2,000 - part of which came from a burger night hosted at the Buffalo Brew Pub earlier this summer.   

"It was a really cool experience," he said in regards to the Drop Zone challenge. "SaskAbilities has been a huge part of my life. I'm actually a support worker for them, so it's awesome raising money for people with disabilities to go to camp."   

It was his third time taking on the challenge of descending from the 21-story building. Previously he'd dressed up as Deadpool in 2019 and the first time he went as Wolverine. This time around he went as one of his favourite childhood cartoon characters.

"I went as Spider-Man," he said. "I love Spider-Man. When I was a kid I grew up watching those 90s cartoons for Spider-Man... I still like Spider-Man today as an adult."