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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, […]

2019-03-12T08:44:14-07:00March 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|

Thank you to the City of PG and the PG Cougars

Congrats to the PG Cougars on the big win! Big thanks to Mr.Mike’s and Wood Wheaton Superstores for sponsoring the Mega 50/50 last night. Also thanks to HYPG for helping us kick off the evening by celebrating their 5th Anniversary at the tailgate party. Thank you to all the volunteers from the family of agencies we support! And last but definitely not least, thank you to all the fans for coming out and supporting us and the United Way family of charities!

2019-03-21T15:52:11-07:00March 10th, 2019|Events|

Tailgate Party Prior to the Mega 50/50

It was great to have a fantastic turn out at the Tailgate party prior to the PG Cougars game on March 9th, 2019.

Our board member, Stephanie from HSJ was live on location with 94.3 the Goat

Things were buzzing down at the CN centre. Community members were able to grab a burger, visit the petting zoo and get their face painted too!

Here are a few pictures:

2019-03-21T15:58:46-07:00March 9th, 2019|Call for Proposals, Events|

Join us on March 9th for the Mega 50/50 at the PG Cougars’ Game!

Come early on Saturday March 9 for the Tailgate Party doors open at noon. Get your game day ticket, 50/50 tickets and a Free key for your chance to open the mystery box with your chance to win over $1000.00 in prizes at the game. See you at the Prince George Cougars Hockey Mega 50/50 game. Thanks again to our sponsors:  MR MIKES PrinceGeorge Wood Wheaton Supercentre

Here are some of the activities happening at the tailgate party:

 

2019-03-21T16:02:53-07:00March 1st, 2019|Events|

Prince George Cougars United Mega 50/50 on March 9, 2019

Cheer on the Cougars, come to the tailgate party, win prizes and a chance to win in the last Mega 50/50 of the season…SO MANY reasons to join us on March 9th hockey game.

Buy from us or one of the United Way Family of Charities selling the tickets (see pic)

We are excited to announce the Wood Wheaton Honda will be at the Prince George Cougars Hockey Club tailgate party with their Operation Kid Safety Booth. See you Saturday March 9, 2019 as we kick of Hell Yeah PG 5th year anniversary party with our sponsors MR MIKES PrinceGeorge and Wood Wheaton Supercentre. We will have some great prizes to give away during the day doors open at noon so you can come get your Mega 50/50 tickets early and be entered to win one of three prizes.

2019-03-21T16:07:40-07:00February 27th, 2019|Events|

From Poverty to Politics

Rose wants to be the first Indigenous prime minister—and she’s on the right path thanks to a United Way program.

Rose overcame mental health struggles with the help of a United Way tutoring program

“Growing up was tough—I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a kid. By the time I was a teenager, most days I just wanted to sleep all day, rather than face the world. I couldn’t eat, shower or even brush my teeth.

In grade nine, I started attending a United Way-funded tutoring and mentoring program after school, and the support I had there made such a big difference.
During high school, my family struggled with poverty, which made life very hard. After we paid for rent or other necessities, sometimes we couldn’t afford to pay our heating bill, or had no money left over for food.

Eventually, my family of five became homeless and […]

A Place to Find Comfort

When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way program made it easier.

“I was born in Syria, but when I was four, my family had to leave because it was too dangerous there. So we went to Jordan. I liked it there because my grandparents and aunts and uncles would spend summers with us. When I was eight, we moved to Canada because my parents thought we could have a better life here.

Coming to Canada was not good and not bad. I was excited about meeting other people, but I missed my family and I was scared of going to school because I was shy. I was afraid nobody would want to play with me or be my friend because I didn’t speak English.

An after-school program helped Nuhaa feel more […]