Celebrating Winnipeg’s 2017 Campaign generosity

2017 Campaign reaches $20 million!

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the generous Winnipeggers who raised $20 million to support United Way Winnipeg programs and partnerships. Thousands of Winnipeggers rely on these programs, and thanks to donors and volunteers, they will continue receiving the help they need.

“Twenty million and counting! Amazing, Winnipeg! I simply cannot thank you enough,” said Colin Ryan, United Way’s 2017 Campaign Chair.

Colin Ryan points at the generosity and compassion of Winnipeg!

Colin Ryan points at the generosity and compassion of Winnipeg!

“There is only one way this happens – by working together, collectively as a community.”

Ace Burpee once again did a stellar job as Celebration emcee!

Ace Burpee once again did a stellar job as Celebration emcee!

With the help of emcee Ace Burpee, Colin bestowed awards for exemplary commitment to community and participation in the 2017 Campaign.

Colin also handed the United Way Campaign Chair reigns to Barb Gamey, CEO of Payworks Inc., with truth and humour mixed in a top 10 list of things to expect as the 2018 Campaign Chair.

“Number 4: The chance to meet thousands of Winnipeggers who are building better lives because we are there for one another.”

Barb Gamey, Incoming Chair for United Way's 2018 Campaign, was introduced by outgoing Chair Colin Ryan at last night's Celebration.

Barb Gamey, Incoming Chair for United Way’s 2018 Campaign, was introduced by outgoing Chair Colin Ryan at last night’s Celebration.

“Number 2: Reaching 20,000 steps in a day is NEVER a problem.”

And number 1:

“A whole new appreciation for this city and the people who live here and a sense of gratitude for the chance to make a meaningful difference.”

Payworks proudly noted their CEO Barb’s acceptance of the 2018 Campaign Chair role in a blog post published Thursday.

If you’d like to be a part of creating a better Winnipeg for thousands of people every day, and painting a brighter future for kids and families still struggling in our city, donate online at www.unitedwaywinnipeg.ca/give

Hip-hop dancers from Graffiti Art Programming Inc.'s Studio 393.Hip-hop dancers from Graffiti Art Programming Inc.’s Studio 393 showed their stuff last night.

Drummers from The Peaceful Village - a project of United Way donor-supported Manitoba School Improvement Program, entertained with music and humour!

Drummers from The Peaceful Village – a project of United Way donor-supported Manitoba School Improvement Program, entertained with music and humour!

Luna, a participant in the United Way donor-supported Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba band camp, got a standing O for her performance!

Luna, a participant in the United Way donor-supported Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba band camp, got a standing O for her performance!

Ray "Coco" Stevenson sang a beautiful honour song to begin the night.

Ray “Coco” Stevenson sang a beautiful honour song to begin the night.

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