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.

Community Garden’s Grand Opening

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We have been chosen as the Ontario Flagship Event.  This means that EVERY time #GardenDaysCanada is mentioned in the media in Ontario, our event will be highlighted.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Durham St at 2:30 pm.  The UWCKL locations will be handing out lemonade and a snack, the Fleming location is going to make some tea from their herb garden for people to sample and provide tours.

We invite you to visit all or one of our sites:   50 Mary St. W, or Durham St. E at Duke St.   If your school or agency has one of the United Way Garden Kits, bring pictures and share you garden updates. Your staff and clients/students are all welcome.  Let’s celebrate Garden Days Canada together.

This is what is planned:

  • “Lemonade in the Garden “Join in a celebration of our local Community Gardens.  3 Lindsay locations to choose from or visit each garden.
  • The United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is celebrating Lindsay’s newest Community Garden at Durham St. E/Duke St.  Ribbon cutting at 2:30pm. Lemonade and snacks will be available.
  • Visit the original United Way CKL Community Garden at 50 Mary St. W. for lemonade, snacks and companionship.
  • The Fleming Community Garden will be providing garden tours and sampling teas made from their herb garden.

Help us raise awareness about Lindsay’s Community Gardens and the United Way CKL’s New Intergenerational gardening program. All ages welcome.  Share your gardening stories with kindred spirits and learn about Lindsay’s Community Gardens.”

Women United Donate Funds

Women United Donate Funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton

From left: Shantal Ingram - Community Investment Coordinator United Way, Robin Nisbet - Women United, Jim DeFlorio - Executive Director BBBS and Colleen Ward - Women United.

From left: Shantal Ingram – Community Investment Coordinator, United Way; Robin Nisbet – Women United; Jim DeFlorio – Executive Director BBBS and Colleen Ward – Women United.

At their April meeting, the members of Women United voted to donate the funds raised from that meeting to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Kids and Kops Program. Thanks again to this amazing group of women for their contributions to our community!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton

What an amazing group of women! They are helping us to maintain the Kids N’ Kops program for another year! Children involved in this group get to learn about our local police services by spending the mornings for a whole week at the local stations (both City of Kawartha Lakes and O.P.P.), enjoy lunch with some officers and then participate in a daily activity with officers. The children get to build friendships with the participating police officers, which is a special opportunity for most of them. Thanks Women United!

Women United Present Cheque for Dental work

Helen Yazdani, Maria Bennett and Zita Devan (all Women United members), Linda Reid, Executive Director of the Community Care Foundation and Nancy Johnsen, hygienist with the Community Care dental clinic.

Helen Yazdani, Maria Bennett and Zita Devan (all Women United members), Linda Reid, Executive Director of the Community Care Foundation and Nancy Johnsen, hygienist with the Community Care dental clinic.

Members of the United Way for the Kawartha Lakes “Women United” group presented a cheque for $950 to the Community Care Low Income Dental Clinic on Monday. The Community Care Low Income Dental Clinic was chosen to receive this donation from the Women United Group during their last meeting.

“With the help of United Way’s financial support, the dental clinic has been able to serve more local residents each year since it opened in 2011. In 2014-15, close to 1,400 local residents received dental services from the clinic,” explains Mike Puffer, Communications Officer for Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes.
“Good oral health is important to everyone’s overall health, as well as self-esteem and a sense of well-being. The Community Care Dental Clinic can help local residents identify oral health problems before they start. The United Way’s support has been very much appreciated as we strive to meet the health care needs of the community.”

Zita Devan, a member of Women United says, “Our Women United quarterly meetings are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women, to network and learn more about the good work agencies within our community are doing. Our Team was so pleased that the Women United chose our nomination of Community Care Dental Clinic Program to be the recipient of this month’s donations.”

Women United meets four times a year. Membership dues are $100 per meeting for a single individual or $25 per person for a team of four. Members nominate programs or agencies to be considered for a donation at each meeting and a vote is taken to determine which of the nominated programs or agencies will receive the funds collected from that meeting. All money collected is donated to the organization voted on by members at that meeting. Women United has been operating for almost 2 years.

The next meeting will be on Monday, April 11th.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Shantal Ingram, Community Investment Coordinator for more information.
Phone: 705-878-5081
Email: communityinvestment@ckl.unitedway.ca