24 04, 2013

The Importance of Strong Volunteer Leadership

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00April 24th, 2013|Kamloops, volunteer|

It's National Volunteer Week in Canada, which is a time to recognize and celebrate the incredible efforts of our volunteers. At United Way we know how important strong volunteer leadership is. Part of building capacity with our Community Partners includes offering Volunteer Leadership Development because we know a strong Board of Directors is the backbone [...]

26 03, 2013

Announcing our 2013 Youth Initiative Grant recipients!

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00March 26th, 2013|Awards, Logan Lake, News&Info, Success by 6, volunteer|

On Saturday, March 2, we recognized the incredible youth leadership taking place in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region with our 2013 Youth Initiative Grant Awards Ceremony. Thanks to our partnership with TELUS and Interior Savings we awarded $12,500 to 12 recipients between the ages of 7 to 25. These recipients applied last fall with an [...]

5 03, 2013

GenNext Launch

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00March 5th, 2013|GenNext, volunteer|

Don't miss this great event and the official launch of the Kamloops GenNext Council, facilitated by United Way! Learn more about social issues happening in Kamloops during a walking Seeing is Believing Tour of downtown non-profit agencies and then convene at the Commodore with friends, colleagues and other young professionals from our community for drinks, [...]

12 10, 2012

Daley & Co. at Street School

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00October 12th, 2012|Day of Caring, volunteer|

The enthusiastic team from local accounting firm Daley & Companycame together at Street School for a Day of Caring® early last week. With 24 staff with rollers and brushes in hand, the day of painting projects flew by and several projects were completed including painting of the main classroom, storage room and bathrooms, as well [...]

24 09, 2012

2012 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00September 24th, 2012|Awards, Campaign 2012, Kamloops, News&Info, volunteer|

Last Friday morning over 500 people gathered in the Kamloops Convention Centre to kick-off the 2012 United Way Campaign! Campaign Chair and RCMP Superintendent, Yves Lacasse, announced our 2012 Campaign goal of $2 million!!! Thank you to Mayor Peter Milobar and MLA Terry Lake for addressing the crowd. MLA Terry Lake flattered us all when [...]

2 08, 2012

CIBC Lends a Hand at Seniors’ Homes

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00August 2nd, 2012|Day of Caring, Kamloops, volunteer|

For their third consecutive Day of Caring®, CIBC met up with us at Seniors Outreach Society and spent the morning at a handful of Kamloops seniors’ homes helping out in their yards.  The 6 volunteers came from different branches around the city and within the space of one morning had weeded, raked, mowed and trimmed [...]

1 08, 2012

KPMG Gardens for their Day of Caring®

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00August 1st, 2012|Day of Caring, Kamloops, volunteer|

It was a typical hot Kamloops summer day on July 18th when a team of volunteers from the accounting firm KPMG played in the dirt at Gardengate for their Day of Caring®!  The 13 volunteers spent the day at the beautiful property weeding, reinforcing a garden wall, and digging holes to expand the greenhouse. The [...]

31 07, 2012

CIBC Spruces Up Elizabeth Fry Society

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00July 31st, 2012|Day of Caring, Kamloops, volunteer|

The mornings of July 17th and 18th were busy and filled with energy at the Elizabeth Fry Society office!  A team of enthusiastic volunteers from CIBC joined us each day, rolled up their sleeves and spruced up the front yard, stairs and patio at the house. On the first day, volunteers painted the back fence [...]

16 07, 2012

A Sizzling, Successful 2012 Community Carnival

2012-07-16T15:36:14+00:00July 16th, 2012|Events, Kamloops, volunteer|

On Friday, the 9th Annual Community Carnival blocked off the 300 block of Victoria Street for a day filled with sunshine and good old Carnival fun and games! With temperatures soaring to 38 degrees Celsius, our community partners and various non-profits took over the street, setting up information booths and a diversified list of activities [...]