United Way Extends Local Campaign

FORT MCMURRAY, AB – The United Way Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo announced a new total and a projection. Citing growth in the Red Menu, successful fundraising events, and a high level of engagement at workplaces throughout the region, Ken Sandmoen, Community Campaign Chair, announced that the campaign had reached…

Collaboration Project To Strengthen Wood Buffalo Social Profits

            Fort McMurray, Alta., October 17, 2018 – Three social profit agencies today announced a collaboration project to help strengthen the Social Profit Sector of Wood Buffalo by working together to coordinate efforts within the region.   The Boards of the United Way Fort McMurray…

2018 Community Campaign Goal is Revealed

A crowd gathered together under the canopy of the Heritage Shipyard earlier today as the 2018 United Way Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Community Campaign officially kicked off. The program opened with Gilly Alook, a Woodland Cree; traditional knowledge keeper from the Bigstone Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory….

Board of Directors Elects New President

The United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors elected Steve Yatauro as its new president during a meeting held on April 18th.  Yatauro assumed the position from outgoing President, Tony Mankowski, who held the title from 2016-2018. Steve has been involved with United Way for a quarter century, in…

2017 Community Campaign Total Revealed

The United Way of Fort McMurray announces the 2017 Community Campaign total of $6 million. “On behalf of the United Way Board of Directors, staff and our partner agencies, I would like to say thank-you to the community for your incredible generosity,” said Steve Yatauro, Campaign Chair.   The Community…

Radio Event Results in Rise of Campaign Total

This week, Northstar Ford hosted a live radio event for The United Way of Fort McMurray at their location at the foot of Confederation Blvd in an effort to assist us in getting closer to meeting the needs of the community. Thanks to the generous contributions from NorthStar Ford, including…

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…

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…

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,…

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…