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50th Anniversary Community Champions Touchdown Dinner an Unprecedented Success

Our 2018 Campaign Touchdown Dinner Event was our most successful yet. This year we were able to secure some incredible silent auction prizes and event sponsors to come away with over $5,000.00! Our guest speaker Denise Hepburn, retired 8-Wing Master Corporal, was an inspiration to all as she told her story of the incredible battle she has faced after suffering a C2 spinal injury in a training exercise: an injury with a 5% survival rate. She overcame the physical challenges and continues to deal with the mental health side of a life-long injury. Her fortitude helped drive her to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games in rowing, seated volleyball and swimming. She won four bronze medals in swimming. Denise spoke about the importance of having support systems like United Way in place for people who are suffering from mental health issues. She is proud to be able to bring awareness to mental health initiatives and hopes sharing her journey will encourage others to reach out for help, especially those dealing with PTSD.

We wish to sincerely thank our sponsors for this event, along with the VCCS Employment team for their incredible support of this event. Without you, there would be no way. Read more about the Touchdown event and our upcoming projects, as well as new volunteer opportunities in our Spring Newsletter!

By |2019-01-20T12:14:11-04:00September 12th, 2018|50th Anniversary, Special Events|0 Comments

2018 Annual Curling Bonspiel

Our 2018 Annual Curling Bonspiel Rocked! (we couldn’t resist)

What an incredible weekend we had at our Annual Curling Bonspiel! We had curlers of all ages and all skill levels join us for a day full of curling, prizes and food. Thank you to our amazing group of volunteers led by Audrey Quibell, who worked tirelessly to create yet another successful fundraiser for our campaign. Curlers, you “ROCK” (no pun intended)!  Check out our news section for photos and all of our thank yous.

What an incredible weekend we had at our Annual Curling Bonspiel! We had curlers of all ages and all skill levels join us for a day full of curling, prizes and food. Thank you to our amazing group of volunteers led by Audrey Quibell, who worked tirelessly to create yet another successful fundraiser for our campaign. Curlers, you “ROCK” (no pun intended)!

Thank you to our volunteers!

Sue Allen, Pat Presley, Lutie Anne Presley, Jane Fergusson, Barb Shullman, Stephanie Harwood-Jones, Cathy Terry, Liz Riches, Jane Durward, Jewel Chalmers, Paul McPherson, Anne Hartle, Janeel Quibell, David Presley, Suzanne Barker, Kay Esphinho

Thank you to our participants!

Thank you to our Donors!

Food donors – Kountry Kitchen, Kawartha Bakery, Donna Jewell, Liz Riches, Anita Nixon, Gayle Pillsworth, Nesbitt’s Meat Market, National Grocers, Pat Presley, Jane Durward, M&M Food Market

Prize Donors– Home Hardware Lindsay, Crayola, Nexicom, Worsley Automotive, Garry Quibell, St. John Ambulance, Axis Victoria Drug Mart Pharmacy, Equillibrium Dr. Mark Citro Chiropractic, Johnson Jewellers, Iceman Video Games, Tim Hortons Fenelon Falls Chris Bays, Sport Chek, Lingere Loft, Coles Books, Kelseys, Food Basics, 3M, Winners, Marks Work Warehouse, George Salac, North End Beauty Salon, Kawartha Dairy, Ultramar, Olympia Restaurant, Donna Jewell, Houghton Creek, The Cat and the Fiddle, Mr. Sub, Hobart’s Steakhouse, Tim Hortons Bobcaygeon Chris Bays, Shoppers Drug Mart Downtown Lindsay, Down to Earth Adventure Outfitters, Trent Travel, Cathy Allen Ladieswear, Neabors Restaurant, Fresh Fuell, John Howard Society, Square Boys Pizza

By |2019-01-20T12:16:44-04:00March 14th, 2018|Bonspiel, Fundraisers, Special Events, thank you|0 Comments

Chris Hadfield visits the 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.

Col. Chris Hadfield was raised on a corn farm in Ontario and grew up to be the first Canadian to command a spaceship, as well as the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space. He’s a New York Times bestselling author who became a YouTube sensation when he captivated the world through social media with his photos, stories and music while onboard the International Space Station in 2013.  This list is only a tiny portion of his accomplishments.  With experiences like these, Col. Chris Hadfield will be a fascinating and engaging speaker.   

“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.”

Barb Truax of the Three Chairs Committee said, “Our goal is to host a successful and entertaining event to show our support for the United Way.  The UW funded 11 agencies to help 30,000 people from our community last year.  When the idea was spawned to find an outstanding and interesting keynote speaker … Col. Chris Hadfield was our immediate first choice.  He often speaks to much larger crowds and in much larger venues.  We are just thrilled that he will join us here in Lindsay for an intimate evening in our beautiful, historic Academy Theatre.”

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:  academytheatre.ca

By |2017-02-14T11:07:49-04:00February 14th, 2017|Events, Fundraisers, Special Events|0 Comments

2016 Coboconk Duck Derby Winners

Brought to you by the Coboconk Lion’s Club and the United Way of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Thank you to everyone who attended, our volunteers and those who bought tickets.

  • 1st Place: Matthew Ruskin, Ticket # 706, amount won: $1000
  • 2nd Place: Dawn Demontfort, Ticket #1667, amount won: $500
  • 3rd Place: Bill Neville, Ticket #709, amount won: $250
  • 4th Place: Susan Laughton, Ticket #906, amount won: $100
  • 5th Place: Cathy Pearson, Ticket #1917, amount won: $50
By |2016-08-23T11:12:46-04:00August 23rd, 2016|Duck Derby, News, Special Events|0 Comments