Red and White Week kicks off United Way events

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

Where else can you get gas for a cent, talk to a Hamilton Tiger-Cat, or pull a plane but during the United Way’s Red and White Week campaign.Starting Oct. 17 the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton will kick off its mid-October annual campaign with Burlington’s Amazing Race, and the Hamilton Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club Second Annual Splashing Pumpkins.They will be followed by Pioneer Petroleum’s Cent A litre Day and Nick Setta of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosting his Nicks Kicks 4 Kids Oct. 21.Also scheduled for Oct. 21 is the Stoney Creek Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets Run/Walk” event. On Oct. 24 the Lancaster Plane Pull will be held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.“I invite all Hamiltonians to join in the events and the spirit of Red and White week, because together we can create a community that is truly great for everyone,” said Hamilton Campaign Chair Anne Bermingham.United Way CEO Len Lifchus said the annual campaign is a great way to take the non-profit’s events to the streets of both communities to meet their 2009 targets.In September the United Way unveiled its $6.8 million campaign goal. As of Oct. 16, just under $250,000 of the $2 million for Burlington has been raised, while about $652,000 of the $4.8 million target for Hamilton has been picked up.“October and November is the right time to do these events,” said Mr. Lifchus.If you are in the market for a Jack-O-Lantern, there is no better way to snag one than at the Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club event at 45 Ellis Avenue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The club’s pool will be filled with pumpkins and for a $3 donation, you get to throw a hula hoop around your favourite gourd.If you are feeling more athletic, check out the Stoney Creek Running Room at 1791 Stone Church Road East. For $10, you can sign up for the Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets” 2.5k or 5k run or walk in support of the United Way. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The registration goes toward the United Way.Pioneer Petroleum’s successful “One Cent A Litre” event begins at 12 noon Oct. 21, when Pioneer stations in Hamilton and Burlington will donate one cent for every litre of fuel sold that day to the United Way. The goal is to raise $10,000. The stations will also be selling United Way car flags.“Our retailers and employees are very excited about this campaign and the opportunity to raise money for the one in three people in our community, who will at some time in the next year, require the services of a United Way funded agency or program,” said Pioneer Petroleum president and CEO Tim Hogarth.Rounding out the week of events will be the Lancaster Plane Pull Oct. 24. Teams are expected to pull an Avro Lancaster 25 feet in the shortest amount of time. The registration fee of $500 will go towards the United Way. Registration can be done at www.unwaybh.ca. The event begins at noon.

Red and White Week kicks off United Way events

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

Where else can you get gas for a cent, talk to a Hamilton Tiger-Cat, or pull a plane but during the United Way’s Red and White Week campaign.Starting Oct. 17 the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton will kick off its mid-October annual campaign with Burlington’s Amazing Race, and the Hamilton Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club Second Annual Splashing Pumpkins.They will be followed by Pioneer Petroleum’s Cent A litre Day and Nick Setta of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosting his Nicks Kicks 4 Kids Oct. 21.Also scheduled for Oct. 21 is the Stoney Creek Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets Run/Walk” event. On Oct. 24 the Lancaster Plane Pull will be held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.“I invite all Hamiltonians to join in the events and the spirit of Red and White week, because together we can create a community that is truly great for everyone,” said Hamilton Campaign Chair Anne Bermingham.United Way CEO Len Lifchus said the annual campaign is a great way to take the non-profit’s events to the streets of both communities to meet their 2009 targets.In September the United Way unveiled its $6.8 million campaign goal. As of Oct. 16, just under $250,000 of the $2 million for Burlington has been raised, while about $652,000 of the $4.8 million target for Hamilton has been picked up.“October and November is the right time to do these events,” said Mr. Lifchus.If you are in the market for a Jack-O-Lantern, there is no better way to snag one than at the Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club event at 45 Ellis Avenue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The club’s pool will be filled with pumpkins and for a $3 donation, you get to throw a hula hoop around your favourite gourd.If you are feeling more athletic, check out the Stoney Creek Running Room at 1791 Stone Church Road East. For $10, you can sign up for the Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets” 2.5k or 5k run or walk in support of the United Way. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The registration goes toward the United Way.Pioneer Petroleum’s successful “One Cent A Litre” event begins at 12 noon Oct. 21, when Pioneer stations in Hamilton and Burlington will donate one cent for every litre of fuel sold that day to the United Way. The goal is to raise $10,000. The stations will also be selling United Way car flags.“Our retailers and employees are very excited about this campaign and the opportunity to raise money for the one in three people in our community, who will at some time in the next year, require the services of a United Way funded agency or program,” said Pioneer Petroleum president and CEO Tim Hogarth.Rounding out the week of events will be the Lancaster Plane Pull Oct. 24. Teams are expected to pull an Avro Lancaster 25 feet in the shortest amount of time. The registration fee of $500 will go towards the United Way. Registration can be done at www.unwaybh.ca. The event begins at noon.

Red and White Week kicks off United Way events

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

Where else can you get gas for a cent, talk to a Hamilton Tiger-Cat, or pull a plane but during the United Way’s Red and White Week campaign.Starting Oct. 17 the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton will kick off its mid-October annual campaign with Burlington’s Amazing Race, and the Hamilton Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club Second Annual Splashing Pumpkins.They will be followed by Pioneer Petroleum’s Cent A litre Day and Nick Setta of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosting his Nicks Kicks 4 Kids Oct. 21.Also scheduled for Oct. 21 is the Stoney Creek Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets Run/Walk” event. On Oct. 24 the Lancaster Plane Pull will be held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.“I invite all Hamiltonians to join in the events and the spirit of Red and White week, because together we can create a community that is truly great for everyone,” said Hamilton Campaign Chair Anne Bermingham.United Way CEO Len Lifchus said the annual campaign is a great way to take the non-profit’s events to the streets of both communities to meet their 2009 targets.In September the United Way unveiled its $6.8 million campaign goal. As of Oct. 16, just under $250,000 of the $2 million for Burlington has been raised, while about $652,000 of the $4.8 million target for Hamilton has been picked up.“October and November is the right time to do these events,” said Mr. Lifchus.If you are in the market for a Jack-O-Lantern, there is no better way to snag one than at the Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club event at 45 Ellis Avenue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The club’s pool will be filled with pumpkins and for a $3 donation, you get to throw a hula hoop around your favourite gourd.If you are feeling more athletic, check out the Stoney Creek Running Room at 1791 Stone Church Road East. For $10, you can sign up for the Running Room’s “Take it to the Streets” 2.5k or 5k run or walk in support of the United Way. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The registration goes toward the United Way.Pioneer Petroleum’s successful “One Cent A Litre” event begins at 12 noon Oct. 21, when Pioneer stations in Hamilton and Burlington will donate one cent for every litre of fuel sold that day to the United Way. The goal is to raise $10,000. The stations will also be selling United Way car flags.“Our retailers and employees are very excited about this campaign and the opportunity to raise money for the one in three people in our community, who will at some time in the next year, require the services of a United Way funded agency or program,” said Pioneer Petroleum president and CEO Tim Hogarth.Rounding out the week of events will be the Lancaster Plane Pull Oct. 24. Teams are expected to pull an Avro Lancaster 25 feet in the shortest amount of time. The registration fee of $500 will go towards the United Way. Registration can be done at www.unwaybh.ca. The event begins at noon.