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Inaugural Red Menu Campaign a Success

The United Way’s inaugural Red Menu Campaign has wrapped up, raising funds and awareness about the 2017 Community Campaign. A grand total of $16,663 was announced on November 1st at The Redpoll Centre. Several restaurants featured Red Menu options from August to October with a portion of each item sold…

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United Way campaign needs help

The United Way of Fort McMurray held a news conference this morning announcing a new total and a projection. Citing growth in new donors, successful fundraising events, and a high level of engagement at workplaces throughout the region, Steve Yatauro, Community Campaign Chair, announced that the campaign had reached 61-percent…

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Family Day a great success

Laughing children, smiling parents, and engaged agencies were plentiful as the first United Way Family Day took place on Saturday, September 30th on the Nexen Activity Field House at MacDonald Island. Over twelve hundred visitors took in the free family activities that included bouncy castles, face painters, a balloon artist,…

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Community Campaign officially underway

To the powerful beat of two drums and two soaring voices, the 2017 Community Campaign officially kicked off earlier this morning. Nicholas Giant and Jimmy Noskiye were on hand to perform the traditional “Welcome Song”, setting the perfect tone to a short program that was hosted at the Golden Years…

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United Way to welcome Jo-Anne Packham

The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced the hiring of a new Director of Community Impact and Development. Jo-Anne Packham, currently the Executive Director of the Wood Buffalo Wellness Society and the Mark Amy Treatment Centre, will be moving into her new role effective November 1st. “We are enormously…

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Annual Tools for School Campaign is on

One of the capacity building initiatives of the United Way is the annual Tools for School program. In partnership with the local Staples store, this program is intended to help families experiencing financial hardship get their children equipped for school. “When you are struggling to pay the bills and keep…

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CBAs celebrate donors and champions

The United Way of Fort McMurray presented its Community Building Awards at a reception held last night at Shell Place. It was an evening to thank individual and family donors, workplace campaigns and corporations. “Our donors are foundational to everything we do as an organization,” said Tony Mankowski, President of…

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Fire Recovery Fund Update

The United Way of Fort McMurray has released an update on their Fire Recovery Fund one year after the evacuation of the community. The document, available for download by clicking here, reports back to donors on how the nearly $4.5 million in donations is helping in the recovery process of…

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Annual General Meeting celebrates resilience

The United Way of Fort McMurray held its Annual General Meeting on March 29 at The Redpoll Centre. As Tony Mankowski, Board President, reflected on 2016, he noted that the sector was facing major challenges months before the wildfire. “Resiliency became a very important word as we re-entered our community…

2016 Campaign Total Announcement

Campaign total announced

The United Way has announced the final total of their 2016 Community Campaign during a media conference held this morning at The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place. Campaign Chair, Colin Hartigan, delivered the good news. “We were at $5.8 million when we left for Christmas,” said Hartigan. “To be talking…