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United Way Pulls to Reach $21M Goal in Annual Fundraising Campaign

United Way Pulls to Reach $21M Goal in Annual Fundraising Campaign

United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull
A corporate team pulls a C-130 Hercules during the United Way Winnipeg’s annual plane pull and campaign launch on Friday, September 14, 2018. (@UNITEDWAYWPG / TWITTER.COM)

WINNIPEG — The United Way Winnipeg has set a fundraising goal of $21 million for its 2018 campaign, making it the largest one ever.

During the 15th annual United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull and campaign launch on Friday, nearly 2,000 Winnipeggers pitched in to help pull a C-130 Hercules and a Boeing 727 at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus. The friendly competition between 70 workplace teams helps raise funds for the community and support the organization’s causes.

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U of M Students Take Icy Dip for Charity

U of M Students Take Icy Dip for Charity

WINNIPEG — Some chill-thirsty University of Manitoba students took the plunge into icy water on Thursday in the name of charity.

The annual “Chillin’ for Charity” fundraiser included 40 costumed business students supporting the United Way of Winnipeg.

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United Way Family Program Gets $7.5M from Province

United Way Family Program Gets $7.5M from Province

By Sarah Klein

Ian Wishart
Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announces $7.5 million for the United Way Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (@UNITEDWAYWPG / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will match donations to the United Way up to $7.5 million over the next six years.

United Way Winnipeg’s For Every Family initiative supports 24 neighbourhood family centres.

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Teams Can Now Register for the Wild Winter Canoe Race

Teams Can Now Register for the Wild Winter Canoe Race

Wild Winter Canoe Race
Team Canoe Snafu takes the win in the Wild Winter Canoe Race in February 2016. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

Registration has opened up for this winter’s Wild Winter Canoe Race.

Winnipeggers bundled up last year to help raise funds for Inclusion Winnipeg — a United Way Winnipeg organization — by racing canoes on the frozen river at The Forks.

This season’s race is February 20, 2017 (Louis Riel Day), and 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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