100 Mile Dinner a Hit!

The first 100 mile dinner was a hit!

There was a true sense of a community coming together at the first of three 100-Mile-Events, dubbed the FEASTABLE. What a testimony to the leadership, sense of community and expertise of the owners and staff at the Olympia Restaurant for their annual 100 Mile event.  (Sept. 14th)  Click on any image to see full size.

A deep appreciation for the farmers, their bounty and willingness to share it with the community.  This event supports the Kawartha Choice FarmFresh and United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and is developed through the efforts of the municipal employee team.

Thank you to the team at the Olympia, their staff and our volunteers.  Great music for the evening as well.

Remember two more FEASTABLE events:

  • September 17 –South Pond Farm  7-9 experience local pizza ingredients on the outdoor fire and beverage from local breweries.
  • Oct. 5th at Fleming College for the MoveableFeast.  5-7:30

To register for the final two events, go to www.southpondfarms.ca/ and Fleming College ticket page  or call 1866-Fleming ext. 1664

Campaign Kick-Off

Two local businesses gave the United Way CKL help in launching its 2015 Campaign. September 9th at 7:30 and meet the Co-Chairs from Kawartha Lakes This Week, funded agencies at Smitty’s on September 9th. Later that day, Boston Pizza is hosting an appetiser event starting at 4p.m. Tickets for each are $15? Call the United Way office to reserve your spot! 705-878-5081.

Campaign Kick-Off

United Way Campaign Launch

Want to learn how United Way donors and volunteers change lives in our community? Come out and meet our campaign co-chairs, agency leaders and some of their clients.

  • Sept 9 at 07:30 – Kick off breakfast at 0730 at Smittys. Cost $15.00
  • Sept 9 at 4 pm – Kick off Appetizers at Boston Pizza. Cost $15.00

Live Auction of Birdhouses

This year’s Campaign Chairs

  • Mary Babcock

  • Lois Tuffin

  • Marcus Tulley

For more information about what our new Campaign Chairs have to say, and about our agencies, please click here to download the information sheet. A recent article in our My Kawartha paper, featured United Way and the announcement of the new chairs.

18th Annual Duck Derby

This was a really popular event. We have a great time every year.

Click on title to read more and see pictures!

2015 duck derby poster

Strumbellas and friends

Summer Concert

The Lindsay Rugby Club in association with United Way, welcomed the Strumbellas on July 4, 2015.

Partial proceeds will be donated to the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Concert Line up

4:30- 5:00 pm – Kids Mini-Performance & Sound Check (note: this is not a full set concert). A Kids Kanteen will be open selling pop, water and chips. Admission in the form of donations to the United Way are appreciated.

8:00 pm – Doors open
8:30 pm – A Mad World My Masters
9:30 pm – Sam Cash & Romantic Dogs
10:00 pm – The Strumbellas
12:00 am – Tom Dutch Band

Thank you to our sponsor, 91.1 BOB FM.

 

Campaign Touchdown

$473,778 Campaign Announced at Campaign Touchdown

Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group of Stores presented $2,500 donation to community garden project. “I believe it’s a requirement to invest in the people of this community,” Mr. Geerlinks said. “We’re excited about our contribution to the campaign.”

Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group of Stores presented $2,500 donation to community garden project. “I believe it’s a requirement to invest in the people of this community,” Mr. Geerlinks said. “We’re excited about our contribution to the campaign.”

From Frank Geerlinks, GM of Kawartha Home Hardware Group

“The United Way does amazing work in communities across Canada including here in the Kawartha Lakes, and we didn’t hesitate when asked to be involved with the continued growth of this inspiring project. The need for providing and educating people about sustainable food sources throughout the city — including schools and economically challenged neighbourhoods — is paramount. The United Way was looking for further investment in this project, and we are happy to do our part in continuing to foster and develop this program.” 

Reece Cowan, Store manager presented a cheque in the amount of $48,000 to United Way at its touchdown on March 31st. The employees of LCBO have become committed partners and have helped this community and Haliburton County become stronger, safer and responsive through at the till events. Thank you to each of the store teams….excellent work!

Reece Cowan, Store manager presented a cheque in the amount of $48,000 to United Way at its touchdown on March 31st. The employees of LCBO have become committed partners and have helped this community and Haliburton County become stronger, safer and responsive through at the till events. Thank you to each of the store teams…Excellent work!

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Our friends at Community Living helped celebrate touchdown. Great job team!
photo credit: Kawartha Lakes This Week

The First Annual United Way Celebrity Pie Auction

pieThe Lindsay Rugby Club hosted a special tasty fundraiser with the United Way for the
City of Kawartha Lakes on May 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Lindsay Rugby Club. It was a  family fun event….supporting 13 United Way agencies which deliver vital programs to our families and neighbours…

Thank you to the Lindsay Rugby Club for your caring leadership and partnership!

We look forward to next year!

Office Space Available Immediately

Professional office space available for lease. Three individual offices starting at 130 Sq. ft. to 350 Sq. ft. Located on a high traffic street with option of additional space in a shared reception area.  Common spaces include a kitchen, board room, tech room, accessible entrance. Assigned Parking on site.  Contact United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes for rates @ 705-878-5081 or email: pbartondyke@ckl.unitedway.ca

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Executive Office

front office rental

Shared Front Office

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Shared Boardroom

 

Thank you!

Thank You to the Residents of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County!

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On behalf of the United Way Team, a heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to make the 2014/15 Campaign the most successful one ever!  Through your generosity we raised a total of  $473,778.00 for our funded agencies and programs serving 1 in 3 residents in the area.

The Campaign Touchdown event, hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, was held March 31, 2015.  UW CKL Executive Director Penny Barton Dyke spoke from the heart when she thanked the community, as did Campaign Co-Chair Robin Nisbet.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year award recipient was Barb Thomason who helped out in the office and at a number of fundraising events during the campaign.

Community Spirit Awards were presented to the following supporters of the United Way:

  • David E. Burns
  • Grace Cork
  • Chef Efren of Misto Restaurant
  • Debbie Farr-Archer
  • Mark Fevang
  • Theresa Fierheller
  • Laurie Lawder
  • Kyla Maude
  • Corry McClure
  • Audrey Quibell
  • Gary Pearson
  • Scott Robertson
  • Len Siegel
  • Bonnie Staples
  • Andrew Veale
  • Catherine Whitnall

Several cheque presentations were made by the Lindsay Tai Chi Club and the LCBO.  Frank Geerlinks, Area Manager, presented a cheque on behalf of Home Hardware Lindsay, Home Design Centre Lindsay, and Home Building Centre Lindsay and announced their commitment to an ongoing partnership with UWCKL to alleviate food insecurity through the promotion of Community Gardens throughout the City.

Together we are creating a caring, responsive community.

Charity sees the need, not the cause….

Charity sees the need, not the cause ..

Christmas came a bit early this year thanks to an anonymous donor who donated this lovely children’s quilt to the United Way with the request that it be given to our funded agency A Place Called Home for use …

The actions of people such as this donor are creating a caring, responsive community.

Dave Tilley, Manager of Fund Development, A Place Called Home with  Sue McDermid, Community Resource & Development Co-ordinator, United Way CKL

Dave Tilley, Manager of Fund Development, A Place Called Home with Sue McDermid, Community Resource & Development Co-ordinator, United Way CKL

Crayola Sale Triumphs Again!

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The United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes 2014-15 Campaign received an enormous boost towards their goal on Tuesday when Crayola Canada proudly presented them with a cheque from the 26th Annual Crayola Sale and Gift Basket Raffle which raised $39,882.10.

Shoppers braved the inclement weather and came out to find some incredible products at extremely reduced prices. “This year’s sale was very good,” says John DeBois, Finance Manager Crayola Canada. “We had an increase in shoppers over the two days looking for those great Crayola deals.”

“The generosity of Crayola Canada continues to help United Way commit to important work in the community,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director United Way CKL. “Crayola and its employees continue to be remarkable leaders. We feel very privileged to have such ongoing support from them and the Lindsay Agricultural Society. This year we saw shoppers from across Ontario, many of them attending the event for the first time. It was a great success!”

The Lindsay Agricultural Society has also been a great supporter of the sale for many years now, generously donating the use of the Lindsay Exhibition Fairgrounds. The sale would not have been able to develop into what is today without their support.

Crayola Canada in Lindsay has a long, proud and generous history of giving to the United Way. To date, Crayola Canada has contributed more than $850,000 through the sale and active workplace campaigns. This year to date they have raised an additional $3,081.00 through payroll deductions and in house fundraising to bring their total campaign contribution to $42,963.10. They have been a major asset to the United Way campaigns and help support the vital programs accessed by one in three residents throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.

For more information, please contact the United Way office at (705) 878-5081.