More Winnipeggers than ever pulled planes at United Way’s 13th Annual Plane Pull!
Plane Pull 2016 brought out almost 2000 people and 78 teams of pullers – a record number showing their support for our city.
Nearly $50,000 was raised, all of it going to create more mentors for kids, one of the four priority areas in United Way’s new Three Years for a Better Winnipeg plan.
Victor Golondrina, 19, moved the crowd with a story of mentorship in his life. His mom, a “strong and resilient woman,” struggled with poverty and mental health issues as she raised him and his four siblings. He found positive role models at his local Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, and today is a mentor to young kids at another United Way agency – West Broadway Youth Outreach.
“They gave me hope, and now I am giving it back…and United Way has been there every step along the way.”
Thank you to all the teams and plane pullers who came out to pull for a better Winnipeg!
Payworks was the Top Fundraising team with an amazing $7343.71 raised, while Top Individual Fundraisers were Shaun Hauser, $3200.00; Trevor MacHutchon, $1650.00; Raj Misir, $1052.77; Earl Holden, $925.00; and Lauren Slusky: $824.00.
The Team Spirit award was taken down by Winnipeg Airport Authority.
Also note there is STILL TIME TO FUNDRAISE and win some amazing prizes! You have until Friday, September 30 at 4 p.m. to qualify for a super sweet Rocky Mountain trip. Fundraise to earn extra chances to win this incredible prize courtesy of VIA Rail and Shelter Canadian Properties Ltd. Friday, September 30 at 4pm is also the cut-off to claim your limited edition Plane Pull hat ($50+ fundraisers), or hoodie AND hat ($150+).
Team Steam awards for fastest pull times were Standard Aero, who pulled the water bomber 20 feet in a smoking 5.65 seconds, and the Canad Inns team who flew the Boeing 727 in 8.75 seconds. See all results below.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you for making it a great day, and a special thank you to Red River College and their Stevenson Campus for their hard work and hospitality again this year!
PLANE PULL RESULTS:
CL-215 Water Bomber
|United Way Winnipeg Cabinet||7.85|
|Winnipeg Airport Authority||5.68|
|Birchwood Automotive Group||6.13|
|Canada Revenue Agency-Tax Center||5.91|
|Johnston Group Inc.||7.69|
|Manitoba Blue Cross||7.25|
|Royal Canadian Mint||6.03|
|Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology||7.03|
|RBC Royal Bank||6.63|
|RCMP D Division||8.66|
|Province of Manitoba||7.28|
|Red River College||6.66|
|Online Business Systems||6.69|
|Color Ad Packaging||9.41|
|Pollard Banknote Ltd||6.40|
|AON Reed Stenhouse Inc||6.78|
|Cambrian Credit Union||6.97|
|AON Team 2||6.56|
|Bisons – U of M Football Team||10.09|
|MPI – HR Division||10.75|
|North West Company||9.97|
|Calm Air Team #2||11.13|
|The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre||13.32|
|Tundra Oil & Gas||12.12|
|National Bank Financial||10.28|
|Diagnostic Services of Manitoba||11.25|
|Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries||10.93|
|Fed Ex Canada||10.38|
|Quintex Services Ltd.||10.88|
|GHY International Ltd.||10.12|
|PCL Constructors Canada Inc.||10.50|
|Red River College||10.25|
|University of Winnipeg||10.16|
|Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba||10.59|
|Ma Mawi Wi Chi Hata Centre Inc.||8.97|
|Grace General Hospital||11.72|