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PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

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Tuesday, 11th September 2018

 

PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

Prince George, BC – United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) is busy planning a “Day of Caring®” with Kelson Group to help Phoenix Transition Society with their walkway, that leads to the children’s counseling program, on Wednesday 12th September 2018 –from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  We invite your coverage at the following Day of Caring Event:

Wednesday 12th September 2018 – Kelson Group and Phoenix Transition Society – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Due to the generous help of volunteers from Kelson Group, the United Way was able to help make the Phoenix Transition Society’s walkway safer and easier to maintain especially during the precarious winter months.

“Kelson Group believes in giving back to each community we do business in and […]

2018-09-20T23:05:10-07:00September 11th, 2018|Media Release|

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Open Gate Community Garden

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07/22/2018

United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Open Gate Community Garden

On July 21, 2018, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable to help Robson Valley Support Society (RVSS) with the Open Gate Community Garden.

Through the generous help of volunteers from Brookfield Renewable, the Open Gate Community Garden received help making compost, hilling potatoes, painting a shed, mowing grass, weeding and creating some signage for individual garden plots.  Through the commitment of United Way volunteers, people will have access to fresh vegetables later this year.

“The rain did not dampen the community spirit in McBride.  The garden plays an essential role in the community and Brookfield is honored to have been a part of this important Day of Caring.” said Debbi Stanyer, Manager, Compliance and Licensing at […]

2018-08-22T15:10:51-07:00July 22nd, 2018|Day of Caring, Media Release|

“Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

PHOTO Opportunity:  Upcoming “Day of Caring®” Project through United Way

Prince George, BC – United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) is busy planning a “Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable to help Robson Valley Support Society (RVSS) with the Open Gate Community Garden on Saturday, 21st July 2018 –from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  We invite your coverage at the following Day of Caring® Event:

Saturday, 21st July 2018 – Brookfield Renewable and Robson Valley Support Society – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (Open Gate Community Garden – McBride)

With the generous help of volunteers from Brookfield Renewable the Open Gate Community Garden received help making compost, hilling potatoes, painting a shed, mowing grass, weeding and creating some signage for individual garden plots.  Through the generous commitment of United Way volunteers, […]

2018-08-22T14:52:52-07:00July 19th, 2018|Media Release|

More Miracles

From the November 18, 2017 Prince George Citizen

Ted Price, centre, and Anne Laughlin, right, along with Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way, announced a third Miracle Theatre production on Thursday. This year’s play will be The Fabulous Lipitones, by Mark St. Germain and John Markus. All proceeds – through ticket sales, sponsorships, donations, concession and an on-site raffle – will be donated to the United Way. The production will run March 2-18, every night except Mondays, as well as Sunday matinees at Artspace above Books and Company. This fundraiser was inspired by the success of Miracle Theatre’s last two productions: Miracle On South Division Street, which raised $42,294.35 for children’s programs at the Salvation Army Food Bank and 27 Million Voices, and The Last Romance, which raised $52,144.12 toward the local fight against cancer by helping equip Prince George’s new Breast Imagining Centre. This time, Price and Laughlin hope to raise in […]

2018-02-07T08:44:57-07:00January 30th, 2018|Events, Give, Media Release, Our Donors|

Canfor donates $315k to United Way

Prince George, B.C – Canfor’s $315,000 donation will help support hundreds of programs in the many communities that are local to Canfor employees in BC and Alberta, including several in northern BC.

The United Way of Northern BC was presented with a sizable donation by Canfor on the ice at last night’s Prince George Cougar’s hockey game.

In addition to the United Way of Northern BC, Canfor’s fundraising efforts also benefit the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, United Way East Kootenay, United Way Lower Mainland and United Way Alberta Northwest chapters.

“We want to recognize all of our employees in B.C. and Alberta for their team spirit and incredible generosity” said Grace Cox and Duncan Smith, Campaign Coordinators for Canfor.

Canfor and Canfor Pulp employees raised an incredible amount of funds through events including barbeques, 50/50 draws and through payroll donation contributions.

“United Way of Northern BC is grateful for the continued support of Canfor and their […]

2017-12-01T06:21:03-07:00November 24th, 2017|Give, Media Release, Our Donors|

Biggest Prince George Supporter Advocates for United Way of Northern BC

Mr. PG is flying the United Way flag, a reminder for residents to help meet the United Way’s $1 Million-dollar fundraising campaign goal that supports over 115,000 people and 519 programs in Northern
BC.

On October 30th, Mayor Lyn Hall declared October 30 to November 5, 2017, to be United Way Week in Prince George and raised the United Way of Northern BC flag i n front of city hall. Now, for the month of November, Mr. PG will be holding the United Way flag to continue the awareness campaign.

“We have one of our biggest supporters out there cheering for us day and night – Mr. PG himself!” said Roberta Squire, United Way of Northern BC CEO.

For over 40 years, City of Prince George employees have taken part in annual fundraising campaigns for United Way of Northern BC. Through their donations we’ve tackled homelessness, helped the hungry, taken on child poverty, reached out to lonely seniors, […]

2017-11-13T18:42:43-07:00November 10th, 2017|Media Release|

City​ ​of​ ​Prince​ ​George​ ​raises​ ​United​ ​Way​ ​Flag​ ​and​ ​Declares​ ​October​ ​30​ ​ ​to​ ​November​ ​5​ United​ ​Way​ ​Week

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Mayor Lyn Hall declares October 30 to November 5, 2017 to be United Way Week in Prince George and raises the United Way of Northern BC flag in front of city hall.

Mayor Hall was joined on Monday by Councillor Jillian Merrick, Manager of Service Centre Mauricio Plata, and Roberta Squire, CEO of United Way of Northern BC to raise the United Way flag for the City of Prince George. “We are extremely grateful to the City of Prince George for once again raising our flag, assisting with recognition and awareness for United Way of Northern BC,” Squire said. “The generosity of City of Prince George employees knows no bounds.”

“The United Way helps a number of organizations here in Prince George and across the entire region, and the work that they are doing is just unbelievable,” Mayor Hall added. “We’re really glad to see the United Way becoming a prominent organization […]

2017-11-13T04:07:32-07:00October 30th, 2017|Media Release|

Together, We Can Build Healthier Communities

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October 3, 2017

Prince George, BC – The United Way of Northern BC kicked off its 2017 Annual Campaign goal of $1 million. The kick-off marks the start of the four-month fundraising drive to support over 308 programs and services in three priority investment areas:

  1. Education – Helping kids be all they can be,
  2. Income – Moving people from poverty to possibility,
  3. Wellness – Building strong and healthy communities.

During these challenging times in Northern BC, United Way has adopted an appropriate theme for the campaign: “Improving lives locally.” Both the fundraising and community investment decisions are executed by teams of dedicated volunteers who support United Way’s approach of creating lasting positive community impact.

Fundraising efforts are led by volunteer Campaign Cabinet Co-Chairs – this year, Sotirios Korogonas from Canfor & Lindsey Larsen from Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

“We are thrilled to say the money raised in Northern BC stays in Northern BC,” […]

2017-10-03T04:04:02-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Media Release|

United Way Sends Early Years On the Road

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) was recently awarded $250,000 by the Ministry of Child & Family Development to strengthen Early Years initiatives for children 0-6 years old in the region. United Way understands every community has different needs and as a result, Sandra Sasaki, UWNBC Early Years Regional Director and Lori Armstrong, UWNBC Early Years Regional Coordinator, hit the road and spent time in Quesnel on Tuesday, September 19, meeting local stakeholders and community leaders.

What children experience in the womb and before the age of six has a lifelong impact on their ability to participate in the economy and in society. Ensuring every child receives the best possible start is an important investment in the future prosperity and quality of life for everyone in the province.

Research shows that every dollar spent in the early years (0-6) on quality learning, development, parenting […]

2017-09-21T10:10:28-07:00September 21st, 2017|All That Kids Can Be, Media Release, Success by 6|

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

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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 and we grant them that money,” says Roberta Squire, United Way of Northern BC CEO.

The new funding will go directly into programs and initiatives that will strengthen community activities and give parents increased support Squire says. “Northern BC for many years had one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada and the fact is children remain poor because […]

2017-08-23T12:08:19-07:00August 23rd, 2017|All That Kids Can Be, Media Release, Success by 6|