New partnership announced at Inspiring Change Breakfast

Building community, one visitor at a time. The Fort McMurray Hotel Group has announced an innovative program to support the United Way Community Campaign. Jean-Marc Guillamot, Area Director, was on hand at the United Way’s annual Inspiring Change Breakfast to share the news that his group of hotels will be…

Scott returns to United Way Board

The President of the Board of Directors of The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced the appointment of Don Scott to the organization’s governing body. “We are delighted that Don has accepted our invitation to return to the Board,” said Ben Dutton. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to…

Community Building Awards celebrate impact

“Thank you for your big hearts,” said Floyd Perrier to the United Way champions gathered at the Keyano Recital Theatre for the Community Building Awards held on June 9th, an annual event that celebrates individual, corporate and workplace campaigns who contributed to the Community Campaign. Perrier, featured in the Seeing…

Russell Thomas receives Rotary’s Integrity Award

The United Way of Fort McMurray congratulates Russell Thomas, Director, Communications & Community Impact, on being a recipient of the Oilsands Rotary Club’s 2015 Integrity Award and being named a Paul Harris Fellow. He received the recognition on May 6, 2015 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. A well-known…

Annual General Meeting Celebrates Impact

The United Way of Fort McMurray held its annual general meeting tonight looking back on its successful 2014 Community Campaign, the community investment process, and looking forward to an exciting year ahead. President Ben Dutton noted great strides that were made in focussing on the impact of United Way funded…

Campaign closes at record level

The books have closed on the 2014 Community Campaign and the final total has blown the top off the thermometer. “We are delighted to announce that $8.18 million was raised by the region in this year’s fundraising effort,” said Andy Carter, 2014 Community Campaign Chair. “Over-shooting our target by almost…

Shell hits a million pushing campaign over 100%

The United Way of Fort McMurray has welcomed a third member to its million dollar club. Shell Albian Sands has been able to confirm that their Community Campaign total has eclipsed $1 million for the first time. They now join the ranks of Syncrude and Suncor in reaching this United…

Strong additions to United Way Board

The United Way Board is two directors stronger after the appointments of Lisa Hilsenteger and Lori McDaniel. “We are so pleased to welcome these strong individuals to our organization,” said Ben Dutton, President, United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors. “We are very mindful about bringing the right mix…

Stu Marchand wins songwriting contest

Stu Marchand’s composition and performance of “Change Starts Here” garnered the most votes from VIPs (Volunteers Inspiring People) attending the United Way’s Red Carpet Reception held at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre on November 18. Marchand has won an audio recording package from Campbell’s Music and Samson Audio. His…

Legacy gift announced at VIP reception

United Way volunteers were honoured during a VIP (Volunteers Inspiring People) Red Carpet Reception at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre on Tuesday evening. A significant legacy gift was also announced which brought the campaign total up to $7,625,084, or 95.3 percent of the $8 million goal. Workplace campaign chairs…