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September 16, 2016

2016 Campaign kicks off with a bang!

On September 15, we launched our 2016 campaign with the support of thousands of Calgarians!

Led by Bishop Grandin High School band, the kickoff parade drew thousands to the parade and made enough noise to bring Calgarians out in droves to Olympic Plaza.

Lucy Miller speaks to a crowd of thousands at United Way's 2016 campaign kickoff

In 2015, United Way helped over 177,000 Calgarians, almost 500 individuals per day. While the number of individuals served in 2015 is large, United Way is concerned that demand will continue to increase and is appealing to Calgarians to support each other in the coming year. 

“We are trying to make a big commotion in the city with our parade and band this year,” said Lucy Miller, President and CEO of United Way of Calgary and Area. “We need everyone to come together and address the social issues facing our city. As Mayor Nenshi has said, 'my neighbour’s strength is my strength.' This year, we know the need is great and anyone can be vulnerable. That’s why it’s so important that we have everyone on board. We are all Calgary.” 

Lucy was joined by our 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs Mick Dilger, President and CEO of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald business columnist.

This is United Way of Calgary and Area's 76th campaign year. Join us in making Calgary great for all!

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