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United Way Fire Truck Pull in Fort St John raises over $35k

Article from EnergeticCity.ca

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The annual United Way Fort St. John Fire Truck pull raised over $35,000 Saturday.

Ten teams took on the challenge of pulling a 20,000 pound fire truck in Centennial Park.  In the Fastest Time Heavy Weight Trophy division, Progress Energy won with 12:40 secs, hot on their heels was Evangel Downtown with their special guest appearance MP Bob Zimmer who came in a close second with 14:65 secs and 3rd was the Charlie Lake Fire Department with a 14:70 secs.

Winning the Fastest Time Not So Heavy Weight Trophy […]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Fire Truck Pull|Comments Off on United Way Fire Truck Pull in Fort St John raises over $35k

United Way Receives $250k from MCFD for Early Years Initiatives

MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com

The United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) will continue to make life better for children and families across the north thanks to a recent contribution.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development awarded $250,000 to the group on Monday that will assist Child and Family Early Year Initiatives across the region.

How the money is spent comes down to what each community needs.

“Stakeholders in those areas that are involved and very knowledgeable about early years and they then assess what their community needs for their area and then they just send in a proposal to us […]

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: All That Kids Can Be, Media Release, Success by 6|Comments Off on United Way Receives $250k from MCFD for Early Years Initiatives

Red Cross Launches Programs to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires

This article is from the Prince George Citizen.

The Canadian Red Cross has launched two new programs in support of communities affected by the B.C. wildfires.

Because of funding provided by the provincial government, both programs – the Community Partnerships Program and the Support to Small Business Initiative – are now available.

“Local organizations and small businesses are the backbone of a community and must be supported after a disaster,” said Kimberly Nemrava, vice-president, British Columbia and Yukon Canadian Red Cross.

The Community Partnerships Program provides grants to help organizations deliver aid to their […]

August 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|Comments Off on Red Cross Launches Programs to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires