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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 […]

2019-09-12T15:10:08-07:00September 12th, 2019|365 Small Business Circle, Media Release|

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 […]

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

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 […]

2019-07-15T13:54:30-07:00May 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 […]

2019-04-30T12:25:25-07:00April 29th, 2019|Media Release|

New Staff Member Announcement

We are pleased to announce the addition of the newest member of our team!

Jeanie Woltz is joining us on March 11, 2019 in the position of Community Development Officer, Reaching Home. Her office can be located on the 5th floor of the PG Native Friendship with the rest of the United Way of Northern BC team and she can be reached at 250-561-1040 or via email at reachinghome@unitedwaynbc.ca or jeaniew@unitedwaynbc.ca.

Jeanie Woltz

I was born and raised in Prince George, BC. After finishing third year at UNBC in Environmental and Community Planning, I had the opportunity to do research in Missouri in the summer of 2000. In 2006, I finished my degree in Human Services, which focused on social work, psychology, counseling, and human development. I have a passion for understanding human development, community planning, and the potential for individuals […]

2019-04-30T15:53:17-07:00March 12th, 2019|Media Release|

CKPG Media for the Tailgate Party

Pre-game Cougars tailgate party to benefit United Way

PRINCE GEORGE- The Prince George Cougars game on Saturday will have a lot going on aside from the on-ice activities. United Way of Northern B.C. is hosting a tailgate party outside of the CN Centre. There are a variety of events that will be on hand as part of the festivities.

The Prince George Animal Rescue will have a petting zoo, Mr Mikes will be providing burgers for a BBQ, face painting will be provided by MP Make-up Artistry along with many more activities.

A 50/50 will also be at the event with net proceeds benefitting United Way and people can have their chance to get a magic key that unlocks a treasure box with over $1000 in prizes up for grabs.

The event runs from 12-6 p.m. outside the CN Centre. Click here to see the video coverage. 

2019-03-21T16:14:42-07:00March 11th, 2019|Events, Media Release|

United Way Day of Caring® – Helps Families Access Christmas Hampers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

On Tuesday, 18th December 2018, from 09:00 am to 4 pm, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with volunteers from RBC Bank, The Canadian Brewhouse (CBH).  Volunteers from RBC and from The Canadian Brewhouse helped marginalized individuals and families access items such as, clothing, children’s toys, candy, food from Salvation Army.  This time of year, the Salvation Army hands out Christmas hampers and adopt families.

“The outcome of this annual event is to provide meals and gifts to families that may not otherwise have a Christmas.  300 Christmas hampers go out to families and singles. It is great to receive assistance with volunteers to man the different stations.” says Sharon Harder, Volunteer Coordinator with The Salvation Army.

Left to Right – Janine Peters […]

2019-01-22T12:53:32-07:00December 18th, 2018|Day of Caring, Media Release|

Timken and The Salvation Army – Supporting the Food Bank Together   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Timken and The Salvation Army – Supporting the Food Bank Together   

On Monday, September 17th, 2018, the United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with Timken and The Salvation Army.  Four volunteers from Timken assisted with date checking and sorting non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army’s Food Bank.  This is an important part of the process that ensures that The Salvation Army can get their donated produce onto the shelves in a timely manner.  This way, Food Bank guests are able to access produce and have their needs met efficiently.

“Last year 22,000 pounds of food was collected and sorted – we hope to meet or exceed this goal again!  This will […]

2018-09-27T14:52:12-07:00September 18th, 2018|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 14th September 2018

United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $3,500 grant to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society for its Latch Key Kids and Food Literacy Program for 2018-2019 funding cycle.

Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way. UWNBC 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.

Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the […]

2018-09-20T23:37:44-07:00September 14th, 2018|Media Release|

RBC Donates $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through RBC Future Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

09/12/2018

RBC Donates $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through RBC Future Launch

 

On Sept 12th, 2018, Tim Carmack, Regional Vice President BC Interior and North, Robyn Holling, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Financial Services, and Scott Hart, Branch Manager PG Main, presented a cheque for $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through their Future Launch program.

RBC believes in the power of communities and the youth who live in them, which is why they are committed to United Way of Northern British Columbia and their dedication to youth.

Today’s generation is at risk of ending up poorer than their parents, and RBC realizes that failing to close the gap in unemployment rates between Canadian youth and people of prime-working age would mean missing out on a nearly $30B lift to our Canadian economy. Young people deserve a chance, and that’s […]

2018-09-20T23:09:43-07:00September 12th, 2018|Media Release|