Our Popular Crayola Sale was great!!

October 14, 2017 – 8am – 12noon

Our Popular Crayola Sale was great!!

Congratulations to the 2017 Crayola Raffle Winners!

1st Place: Meghan Bowles

2nd Place:

Tess Morasse

 

 

3rd Place: Amanda Nowe

Amanda Nowe

October 14, 2017

Our sale was wildly fun this year, and we want to thank Crayola, our volunteers, and all of the shoppers who came out to support such a great cause (and got some of  their Christmas shopping done too)

50 Years Celebration

Celebrating 50 Years!

Out of this World with Chris Hadfield

Our Out of This World with Colonel Chris Hadfield was a big success! $40,000 was raised for the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors. 

Chris Hadfield Event

This was the biggest one day event ever for the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The day began with Col. Hadfield making a quick visit to Community Living. Following this visit, he spoke with students from the two local school boards as well as a local private school. Over 1,600 students, teachers & staff attended these two events. There was also a Meet & Greet for sponsors where guests had a chance to meet Col. Hadfield. This was followed by the event at the Academy Theatre, with over 600 attendees. After the event there was a book signing. The event raised over $40,000. We would like to thank the Three Chairs Committee: Barb Truax, Tim Truax, Sherry Giltenan Truax, Ruth Tait, Pat Twohey and Marlene Wood for their hard work to make this event happen. What a wonderful memory for everyone who had a chance to be a part of this day!

Here are some images from the event.  Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version.

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

Seeing is Believing

Hosted by:

Community Living Central Highlands

205 McLaughlin Rd.

Lindsay, ON

Light Refreshments

Q&A with agencies

Selfie the Elfie!

Trivia Questions and Games

Prizes

See how your donation to the United Way for the CKL  helps 30,000 people

 

 

Another Successful Crayola Sale!

Saturday, October 15 – 28th Annual Crayola Sale

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And the Crayola Sale Raffle prize winners are…

  • 1st Prize: Flora Gray
  • 2nd Prize: Duncan Lindsay
  • 3rd Prize: Joanne Snooks

100 Mile Dinner

100 Mile Dinner
100 Mile Dinner

Kelly Maloney and Laurie McCarthy from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Nicki Dedes and Andrew Brooks from the Olympia Restaurant present the United Way’s Penny Barton Dyke and Shantal Ingram with a cheque. The funds were raised from the very successful 100 Mile Dinner held in September at the Olympia. The 100 Mile Dinner is an annual event that raises funds for the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Kawartha Choice Farm Fresh.

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

United Way Campaign Kickoff

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Celebrating 50 years of the United Way

Wednesday September 14th
Don’t miss it…it’ll be groovy!

  • smitties7:30 – 9 am Breakfast Buffet  at Smitty’s- tickets $15.
  • 4 to 6pm Appetizers at Boston Pizza – Tickets $15

Guest Speakers & Live Auctionboston-pizza
Tickets: 705-878-5081

Get your own poster to put up – here.