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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A message from the University of Waterloo United Way Committee.

The United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area officially launched the start of their workplace campaign this past Saturday, September 19, at the Waterloo Region International Airport.  This year’s goal has been set at $5,075,750 after surpassing the $5 million goal set last year. 

As part of the launch community based teams had a chance to pull a Nolinor 737 jetliner for 50 metres along the tarmac.  The University of Waterloo was well represented at the event and the Warrior Men’s Basketball team won bragging rights for the year by pulling the Nolinor 737 in the shortest time. 

Waterloo volunteers pull a 737 jetliner across the tarmac.

As the University prepares to kick off its annual campaign donors who have made a significant contribution to the UWaterloo campaign were hosted at the Leading Change Lunch.  At the luncheon, President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Dean of Arts Doug Peers served soup, bread, and salad to the guests.

Feridun Hamdullahpur and Douglas Peers serve food.

Jan Varner, CEO of the United Way and Jonathan Massimi, Community Development Officer—Neighbourhoods at the United Way, spoke to the crowd about the impact of UWaterloo’s donations and how building strong communities leads to inclusiveness for all. 

The University of Waterloo’s United Way Workplace Campaign officially launches on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and runs until the end of October. As in 2014 Waterloo will go RED for the United Way.  Wear something red to show your support for our community.  

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