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26 February 2010

United Way Celebrates Largest Campaign Ever - $1.3million raised

KELOWNA - Farris Partner and current Chair of the United Way Board Peter MacPherson, joined volunteers, businesses, and media gathered for the Canadian Western Bank-United Way Community Spirit Awards. The Community Spirit Awards event is held each year to celebrate the success of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen’s campaign.  This year the attendees were not disappointed as the largest campaign in local history was announced at $1,301,699. 

The top campaigns of the year were Costco Wholesale and Gorman Bros. Lumber.  The Team Spirit award went to the City of Kelowna and the Quantum Leap Leadership Award went to UBC Okanagan.  Other awards included the First-Time Employee Campaign Award which went to the District of West Kelowna; The Quantum Leap Participation Award, which went to PCL Constructors Westcoast and the Quantum Leap Giving Award which went to London Drugs (West Kelowna).

The United Way funds local non-profits and initiatives including programs for seniors, children, special needs, and those living in poverty.  All money raised in this community stays in this community to make the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen a better place for all of its residents.

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