June 2018 – The community pulled together again this year at the annual United Way Bus Pull on Saturday, May 28 as teams and sponsors raised over $14,000 for kids, families and seniors in our community. Nine teams pulled a 40′ BC Transit bus 60 feet in time trials competing for the coveted United Way Community Cup. In the finals, GoodLife Fitness edged out Farris by seconds.
Top achievements and trophies went to:
Top individual Fundraiser – Connor Runnalls | November Project team
Top Fundraising team – RBC and Playtime Casino
Best Team Spirit – November Project
Most Enthusiasm (yes, dead last) – GenNext Kelowna
Honourable mention to the rest of the teams:
BDO Canada LLP – Kelowna – Capital Gainz
Farris, Vaughn, Wills, Murphy LLP
Hospital Employees Union – Blue Crew
United Way Possibility Posse
Thanks to all the teams for your fundraising efforts, participation and energy!
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This year’s event was held in the parking lot of Prospera Place and was hosted by media sponsor K96.3. Thank you to K-morning’s David and Tony who emcee’d the event!
Thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donations and partners for supporting this year’s event:
Media Sponsors – click to see media coverage:
City of Kelowna Park and Play – Kids Zone!
Pinki’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Telus – WIFI
In-kind prizes, contributions and suppliers:
Delta Grand Okanagan
Kelowna Actors Studio
Smile Cycle Tours
Last but not least, a huge thank you to volunteers and staff for coming out on a Saturday and helping us make this event a huge success!