Col. Chris Hadfield to Visit City of Kawartha Lakes

The United Way for City of Kawartha Lakes is pleased to announce that Col. Chris Hadfield will be presenting his colourful and inspirational keynote address at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay, Ontario on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:00p.m.

“This is an amazing boost for our area,” stated Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of the United Way for CKL.  “Col. Hadfield is internationally renowned and so inspirational.  We are excited to have his visit coincide with both the 150th Anniversary of Canada and the 50th Anniversary of our United Way!  We are grateful to the Three Chairs Committee and the sponsors that have made this fundraiser possible.”

Tickets to “Out of This World with Col. Chris Hadfield” are available now at the Academy Theatre box office (705) 324-9111

Or online at:

For the full press release, go to our news page.

The United Way is also offering Chris Hadfield's books for sale at the following locations:   Kent Bookstore or the VCCS (Cash or Cheque only at these locations) or at our own offices (50 Mary Stree, Lindsay).  We take cash, cheque and credit card. 


United Way CKL is seeking individuals for its Board of Directors

Applicants must be able to commit to between 5-7 hours per month for board-related activities. Experience with volunteer boards, non-profit organizations and/or expertise in legal, financial, human resources and/or community development would be considered an asset but is not necessarily a requirement. Click here for job description.

Please forward a letter of interest and/or a completed application form to the UW CKL Nominating Committee at 50 Mary St. W. Lindsay, ON K9V 2N6 or by email:



The United Way along with many non-profit agencies, businesses and government have made a measurable difference in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our donors and volunteers are critical to the success of our community. The agencies we support financially, and through collaborations, are committed to the people who live here. Together, we offer help and hope. Collective caring defines this community as one where we want to raise families, retire and work.

By bringing citizens from all parts of our community to identify opportunities for sustainable growth and to address critical challenges, we ensure that the donations we receive go where they are needed the most... and where they will have the greatest impact.

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