June 15, 2016 – United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The United Way was founded in Kingston in 1941 as the Community Chest. In its first campaign it raised $23,500 and funded 5 agencies. 75 years later, the United Way raised $3.4 million and supported 57 local programs.
To celebrate this very special anniversary, an event will be held to celebrate 75 years of caring in the community. A committee has been working since 2015 to coordinate this event.
“The United Way is an important community entity. Over the years, we have invested millions of dollars in local programs,” says Roland Billings, volunteer chair of the 75th Anniversary committee. “This event helps to celebrate many years of dedication and caring. We are delighted to celebrate with our partner agencies and thank the community for their many years of support.”
The Community Caring Celebration takes place at Lake Ontario Park on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The event features a BBQ, bouncy castles, face painting, fun activities provided by United Way’s partner agencies.
There will be live music. Performers include:
- 80’s Enuff,
- Taya Williams,
- Julia Finnegan,
- Brian Howell and Friends and
- a special song written and played by local musician, Tim Aylesworth.
Thanks to lead sponsors Novelis, Kingston District Labour Council and City of Kingston, there is no charge for this event.
Participating sponsors include Culligan Water, Pepsico, Renaissance Music, Grant’s No Frills (Division Street), TD Wealth, Bubba’s Pizzeria and Mio Gelato.
For more details call 613-542-2674, email email@example.com or visit us online for more information: https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/community-caring-celebration/
Bhavana Varma, President & CEO, United Way KFL&A
613-542-2674, ext. 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Caring Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016
11am to 2pm
Thank you to the following agencies for providing fun activities for the whole family:
- Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area
- Canadian Hearing Society
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind
- Community Volunteer Police
- Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario
- KCHC Better Beginnings
- Pathways to Education
- Kingston Police Force
- Southern Frontenac Community Services
- John’s Ambulance
- Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston
- Youth Diversion
75th Anniversary Committee Volunteers:
- Roland Billings (Chair)
- Gillian Sadinsky
- Jenn Goodwin
- Brian Dodo
- Gillian Moren
- Harold Parsons
- Jessica Schonewille
- Marina Lee
- Valerie Robb
- Bhavana Varma
- Chelsea Grey
- Nick Kukucska