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United Way of Northern BC announces the Tree of Lights is back this holiday season! – Prince George

The United Way of Northern BC is very excited to announce a re-invigoration of a well-known Prince George holiday celebration. The Tree of Lights will once again be atop the Coast Hotel in downtown Prince George for the 2019 Christmas season! The 60-foot tree is being hoisted to the roof of the Coast Prince George Hotel by APA by crane on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 11 am in preparation for the United Way Tree of Lights Kick-Off event on November 24, 2019.

This long-time community initiative went dark after Christmas 2016 and United Way of Northern BC has taken up the charge to bring this wonderful campaign back. In the true spirit of the season, the team at United Way is looking to ensure there is a focus on community and the prevalent needs of the people of Prince George.

“We are so honoured to bring this campaign back to the Prince George community. The […]

2019-11-05T12:46:03-08:00November 5th, 2019|Media Release|

The Oakroom Grill in Prince George became the first member of the new United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) 365 Small Business Circle.

On Thursday, 12 September 2019 The Oakroom Grill in Prince George became the first member of the new United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) 365 Small Business Circle, a campaign for small, local businesses to be able to give back through just $1 a day.

“We are so excited to be launching the new 365 Small Business Circle across Northern BC! With this initiative we are answering the call for opportunities for smaller and local businesses to be able to give back in a very meaningful way in their communities. By joining the 365 Small Business Circle, individuals and organizations join a collective that are keen to support those that need it most right where they live and play. A heartfelt thank you goes to The Oakroom Grill for leading the way for Northern BC and being the first member to come on board!” says Trista Spencer, Interim Executive Director, UWNBC.

“I am so excited about […]

2019-09-12T15:10:08-08:00September 12th, 2019|365 Small Business Circle, Media Release|


Prince George, BC – For 12-years, the Commonwealth Cup been one of British Columbia’s premier charity Golf Tournament. On July 23rd, over 150 golfers raised $41,268 for the United Way. The profits from this year’s tournament will help the United Way fund local programs and enhance the quality of life of Northern BC’s most vulnerable people.

The tournament is receiving registrations for next year’s event on July 21, 2020. This year, tournament organizers were forced to put golfers on a waiting list, so early registrations are encouraged.

Since inception, the Commonwealth Cup has raised over $300,000 for local charities.

“This was another terrific year for the Commonwealth Cup. In addition to the great support we get from the Vancouver Canuck Alumni, we had a full roster of dedicated corporate sponsors that really came through. Thank you to everyone.” says tournament Chair, Dan McLaren, Commonwealth Financial

“We at HSJ Lawyers are very proud to have been, once again, the […]

2019-08-06T08:18:17-08:00August 6th, 2019|Events|

United Way of Northern BC Announced Interim Executive Director

The United Way of Northern BC’s board of directors has appointed Trista Spencer as the Interim Executive Director of the organization.

“We are confident that Trista will lead the United Way of Northern BC with passion and professionalism through this transition. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Roberta Squire for her leadership of the organization over the past 2 years,” said Sotirios Korogonas, United Way of Northern BC’s Board Chair.

Spencer is currently the Operations Manager for the United Way. Effective August 1, 2019, she will lead United Way’s efforts to understand and address top priorities in the community, which the organization has framed within three focus areas: All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People Strong Communities, From Poverty To Possibility.

“I am incredibly proud to take on this leadership role within the United Way, and would like to thank the Board of Directors who have entrusted me with such an important […]

2019-07-13T13:16:15-08:00July 13th, 2019|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – TD Bank volunteers help out at Ride Don’t Hide.

On Sunday, 23 June 2019, from 7am to 12 noon, United Way Northern BC volunteers will be helping out at the “Ride Don’t Hide” organized by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Prince George Branch.

This fun event will start at CN Centre parking lot. The event is to raise funds, bust the stigma associated with mental health and addictions, bring mental health out into the open and build awareness. We know that one in five people will develop a mental health problem in their lives. Volunteers can choose which areas they would like to help out in – traffic control, check ins, kid zone, safety checks, water stations.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the United Way, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, two organizations with extensive reach and impact, to give back to our community. This Day of Caring® opportunity is one that allows us to contribute to improving the mental health of Canadians, […]

2019-07-04T10:00:01-08:00June 19th, 2019|Call for Proposals|

United Way of Northern BC, Spinal Cord Injury BC and the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017, welcome Paralympic athlete, Marni Abbott-Peter to Prince George’s first ever Multi-Sport Day

On Saturday, 22 June 2019, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, United Way Northern BC volunteers will be helping out at the Multi-Sport Day organized by Spinal Cord Injury BC.

This FREE and fun event for the entire family will be held at Masich Place Stadium, Carrie Jane Gray Park basketball and tennis courts.
Paralympic athlete, Marnie Abbott-Peter, Let’s Play Director, will be on hand to share her passion for adapted sports. She is dedicated to helping children with mobility related physical disabilities across British Columbia to become physically active early in life, to develop physical literacy skills so they can confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers.

Everyone is welcome to try out adapted sports and inclusive activities such as: Wheelchair racing, Seated throws, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair basketball, Wheelchair rugby and more.

BC Wheelchair Basketball’s ‘Let’s Play’ program will have activities for younger children. Local author Larry Fielding will be there with his new […]

2019-07-04T10:07:23-08:00June 17th, 2019|Call for Proposals|

Kearns named Honorary Chair of 2019 Commonwealth Cup!

Veteran Canuck Alumni Dennis Kearns was named Honorary Chair of the 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup 2019, brought to you by HSJ Lawyers.

Kearns made his NHL debut in 1971 with the Vancouver Canucks. He would, over the next 10-years become a star playmaker with extraordinary skill on offense and the power play. With 321 points and 677 NHL games under his belt, in 2014 the Vancouver Province rated Kearns as the 15th Greatest Canuck of all time.

“The Vancouver Canuck Alumni have been attending the Commonwealth Cup almost from its inception – 14 years ago. We always have a great time in Prince George and the United Way is a terrific cause.”, said Kearns from Vancouver.

United Way of Northern BC has been declared as the charity of choice. The United Way is Northern BC’s premier umbrella charity. They raise money for more than 500 programs across Northern BC.

Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way of Northern […]

2019-07-04T10:16:10-08:00June 6th, 2019|Call for Proposals|

Vancouver Canucks Alumni Richard Brodeur to support United Way of Northern BC at the 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup!

Hockey legend Richard “King Richard” Brodeur is joining other Vancouver Canucks Alumni at the 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup on July 23rd, 2019 at Aberdeen Glen Golf Course in Prince George in support of the event’s charity of choice, United Way of Northern BC.

Brodeur began his professional career being drafted to the NHL’s New York Islanders in 1972 and later joined the Canucks in 1980 playing with the team for almost 8 seasons.

One of the most beloved Vancouver Canucks players of all time, “King Richard” is also an accomplished artist, siting his painting as his “second passion”. Brodeur will not only be one of the Canuck Alumni to be auctioned off at this year’s Commonwealth Cup, but he will be donating an original painting.

Brodeur says, “When I paint, it puts a smile on my face and I am happy and to see someone looking at it being happy, I feel like I have done my […]

2019-07-15T13:54:30-08:00May 30th, 2019|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Alzheimer Society of BC (ASBC)

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $8,000 grant to Alzheimer Society of B.C. for Education and Outreach Road Trip.

Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the UWNBC. United Way of Northern BC focuses on three main pillars – to move people From poverty to possibility; develop Healthy people, strong communities and to allow children to develop into All that kids can be.

United Way’s mission is to meet urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring.  Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the most people.

UWNBC supports 22 communities, 5 Regional Districts and 86 Aboriginal Communities by investing […]

2019-04-30T12:25:25-08:00April 29th, 2019|Media Release|