Songwriting Contest launched

The United Way of Fort McMurray has partnered with DK Films, Campbell’s Music and Samson Audio to launch a songwriting contest. “We are interested in having a songwriter interpret our theme of CHANGE STARTS HERE, expressing the energy, excitement and impact of the United Way Community Campaign in a song,”…

Radio Auction Underway

The annual United Way Radio Auction is officially underway. The first three items were revealed earlier this morning on Country 93.3 and Rock 97.9. “This is a great component of our Community Campaign that engages both businesses and residents,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director, United Way of Fort McMurray. “Companies…

Community Campaign kicks off with emphasis on impact

The United Way of Fort McMurray has officially kicked off its annual Community Campaign with its largest fundraising target ever. The 10-week campaign, involving thousands of volunteers and dozens of companies and organizations, is setting out to raise $8 million. “Our Community Campaign funded 26 member agencies and over 65…

Exciting addition to United Way team

The United Way of Fort McMurray is pleased to announce the addition of Kiran Malik-Khan to our team, in the role of Director of Stakeholder Relations. Kiran spent that last 7 years in several communications roles with Keyano College where she excelled in sharing positive stories, building strong relationships, leveraging…

Tools for School program begins

As students begin setting their sights on the beginning of a new academic year, the United Way of Fort McMurray has launched its annual Tools for School program. Running through August, this fundraising and school-equipment-raising effort helps over 500 children who are in circumstances where buying necessary school supplies is…

Community Campaign kick-off focuses on impact

The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced that it will be kicking off its 2014 Community Campaign on Friday, September 5 with a breakfast at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. “This is always an exciting day for us as we officially begin our 10-week campaign,” said Diane Shannon, Executive…

Local campaign tops in country for 8th year

Wood Buffalo has done it again! The local United Way campaign generated the highest level of giving on a per capita basis in the country, for the 8th consecutive year. The total raised was $7,886,000, or $86,000 over the Campaign target. “This speaks volumes about who we are as a…

Diane Shannon honoured as city woman of the year

Diane Shannon has been honoured by Xi Alpha Xi, a chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, as City Woman of the Year during a special presentation on June 12. “We choose people for this award who are very active in the community,” said Florence Anderson, Vice President of the…

New addition to United Way team

The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced that long-time resident, professional communicator, and community builder, Russell Thomas has joined their team. He moves into the role of Director of Communications and Community Impact effective immediately. “Through his professional and volunteer roles, Russell has gained a strong understanding of the…