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Big, possibly heavy changes at Plane Pull 12!

It had to happen sometime. The DC9 has been retired! Planning—and planing—has begun for Plane Pull 2015, an extra special event because this is United Way’s 50th anniversary in Winnipeg. And now, with news of the retirement of our beloved “fun … Continue reading

$20.4 million raised by Winnipeg, for Winnipeg.

A record-setting $20.4 million was donated by generous Winnipeggers this year. All of that money will be invested directly into our community, strengthening Winnipeg families, helping people make connections and feel included, offering them the chance to gain skills and … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: New Flyer Industries.

New Flyer is our workplace of the week, for their kind donation of a number of executive parking spaces as prizes in their workplace campaign. Spotted in the New Flyer parking lot on Kernaghan Avenue, Transcona.

Workplace of the Week: Community spirit growing at Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Food’s United Way campaign is growing! We’re profiling this enthusiastic company for their passion and their strong growth. We talked to the good folks at Manitoba Harvest about how seriously they take giving back to their community. Just … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: Canadian Blood Services. It’s in them to give!

How many chili recipes does it take to cook up a better community? At least six! Canadian Blood Services‘s spicy cookoff raised over $400 towards their $8000 goal, with 28 people cooking (or eating!) for a cause. The Red Hot … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: Manitoba Blue Cross cares about our community!

Over 80% of the staff at Manitoba Blue Cross gives to United Way. Blue really is “the colour of caring!” Besides inspiring an amazing 80%+ of their coworkers to give, Employee Campaign Chairs Darryl Evans and LaToya Gibbons (along with many committed, presumably hungry … Continue reading