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All Donor Stories2017-05-28T17:20:23-07:00

Sleeman Breweries Announces $35,000 Donation to COVID-19 Response

April 21st, 2020|

Guelph, Ontario. April 15, 2020. Sleeman Breweries, the third largest brewing company nationwide, announced $35,000 in funding to United Ways across Canada today, to assist with COVID-19 community relief efforts across the county. Of the total gift, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin will receive $10,000 to support local agencies assist the

United Way launches COVID-19 recovery and response plan

March 24th, 2020|

New relief fund and resources launched to rally support for social & community services sector supporting the most vulnerable people impacted by this crisis. March 24, 2020 — Today, United Way Southern Interior BC along with the Community Foundations of the North, Central and South Okanagan and other community partners, are

An update from UWSIBC re: COVID-19

March 16th, 2020|

March 16, 2020 To our valued Community and Media Partners, Volunteers and Donors, Like most organizations, United Way has developed measures to manage operations during the COVID-19 situation. In light of the recent measures taken at the provincial and federal level in regards to COVID-19, we want to reassure you that

Playtime Casino donates to United Way Community Fund

March 4th, 2020|

March 3, 2020 (Kelowna) – Today, Playtime Casino donated over $3000 to the 2019/2020 United Way campaign. These vital funds will go into the 2020 community fund allocations supporting over 28 local charities who in turn provide services to over 38,000 people in the Central Okanagan. Playtime is a consistent supporter of

Giving Tuesday celebrated throughout the Okanagan

December 4th, 2019|

[Okanagan] [December 4, 2019] – Giving Tuesday civic celebrations were held yesterday as part of the Giving Tuesday Okanagan movement. Local civic leaders, charities, companies and citizens gathered at City Hall in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon to recognize the official kickoff of the giving season and celebrate those that give back.

Chances Kelowna gives back with #UNIGNORABLE campaign

November 22nd, 2019|

October 2019 (Kelowna) - Chances Kelowna turned the month of October into an #UNIGNORABLE fundraising campaign raising over $3000 for vulnerable people in our community. Led by Marketing Manager, Emily Hubbard, the campaign had multiple elements including over $2000 raised at Funday Fridays Bingo and a slot floor promotion that raised

Central Okanagan Campaign Kickoff and #UNIGNORABLE launch

September 23rd, 2019|

September 13, 2019 (Central Okanagan) - United Way launched the Central Okanagan 2019/2020 campaign with the annual kickoff breakfast on Friday, September 13 at the Coast Capri Hotel. Thanks to our sponsors - presenting sponsor: BDO, Supporting sponsors: BMO Financial Group, Sun Life Financial and Coast Capri Hotel; media partners -

North Okanagan Campaign Kickoff Reception – September 19, 2019

September 23rd, 2019|

September 19 (Vernon) – A wonderful display of local love last Thursday evening in Vernon, as Bannister Honda hosted United Way SIBC’s North Okanagan Campaign Kickoff Reception. Presented by MNP LLP, the event brought together local community champions from local workplaces, corporate sponsors, charity partners, volunteers and community leaders for a sneak

United Way invests in 80 local programs through Community Fund

September 12th, 2019|

September 11, 2019 (Southern Interior) – This week, United Way announced grants of over $620k from the Community Fund for 80 vital programs delivered by 54 unique charities across the Southern Interior including Central, South & North Okanagan, Similkameen, Columbia & Shuswap area. These investments will help improve the lives of

Swing Away for United Way Gives Back to the Community

August 7th, 2019|

July 25, 2019 (Kelowna, BC) – A huge thank you to Kayla Caruana at IG Wealth Management and Samantha Barker at Farris LLP for hosting the ladies golf clinic and fundraiser, Swing Away for United Way at Kelowna Driving Range. Professional instruction was given by two PGA golf pros who helped

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – RBC

July 12th, 2019|

      As the 2018 Workplace Campaign comes to a close we would like to thank our champion RBC who have raised over $250,000 in the last 10 years. Locally, RBC has been supporting United Way SIBC by coordinating a Workplace Campaign for over 15 years! It comes as no

UBC Okanagan – Workplace Campaign Spotlight

July 5th, 2019|

This week's spotlight is UBC Okanagan, one of the United Way SIBC’s Workplace Campaign Champions. They have been a long time supporter, helping to raise just under $450,000 over the last 10 years through the UBC United Way Campaign which runs special events, and provides volunteers from the students, faculty, and

Boyd “gives a puck” about community

June 27th, 2019|

    Shown above (left to right): Jude Brunt, UWSIBC Community Investment Manager, O’Neil Clowson, Location Mgr and Methal Abougoush, General Manager, Boyd Autobody & Glass, Jeremy Lugowy, Manager of Corporate Giving with United Way SIBC; 2nd photo outside: Rick Maddison of Tempest Media (far right)  June 27, 2019 (Kelowna) –

Central Okanagan Community Appreciation Celebration 2019

June 25th, 2019|

United Way Community Champions gather to celebrate 2019 campaign On June 24, 2019, we held our Central Okanagan Community Appreciation Celebration. The room was filled with community champions including donors, community leaders, workplace campaign and corporate partners, media partners, volunteers and other key stakeholders in the 2018/2019 United Way campaign. A

Scotiabank – Workplace Campaign Spotlight

June 19th, 2019|

      Shown above: Scotiabank (Bernard) staff present cheques to Jeremy Lugowy, Corporate Giving Manager with United Way SIBC. Scotiabank, Central, North and South Okanagan branches, have been long time supporters of United Way, through a combination of employee giving and payroll match they have provided United Way with just

Workplace Campaign Spotlight – Pushor Mitchell

June 14th, 2019|

      Pushor Mitchell have recently completed their 2019 workplace campaign and we are so grateful for everything they do for United Way and the Okanagan community. As a long time supporter of United Way, Pushor Mitchell has created an incredible impact with their donations and sponsorship that support 1

BMO helps out at four charities for Day of Caring

June 12th, 2019|

June 11, 2019 - Several BMO employees volunteered their Tuesday afternoons to help out at four local charities for a Day of Caring. Every year, United Way brings together multiple volunteer groups to tackle projects at local non-profit agencies. Typical projects include spring yard clean-up, painting, and other labour intensive projects

United Way celebrates South Okanagan community champions

June 6th, 2019|

June 6, 2019 - Yesterday, United Way hosted their annual South Okanagan Community Appreciation Celebration at Poplar Grove Winery. The event recognizes all the campaign contributors such as workplaces, corporate and media sponsors, charity partners, volunteers and community leaders who drive the campaign forward every year. These generous acts of local

Community Pulls Together for United Way Bus Pull

May 28th, 2019|

Shown Above: The BMO Burglars team with UWSIBC team members and the Bus Pull Community Cup. May 25, 2019 (Kelowna, BC) – The community pulled together at the annual United Way Bus Pull last Saturday as teams raised over $20,000 for United Way’s 2019 campaign. In the end, 14 teams pulled

Ogopogo Rotary donates to CODEanagan

May 23rd, 2019|

Thanks to Ogopogo Rotary for supporting CODEanagan with a $4000 donation! This donation will go towards the cost of running the CODEanagan bootcamps and help sustain the program for 2019 and beyond. More about CODEanagan at http://codeanagan.com #locallove #codeanagan #OKGNtech 

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