Current & Upcoming Events 

Pulling for our Community

Pulling for our community by engaging community members from workplaces, social clubs and the general public. We are pulling together to show that anything can be accomplished through mobilized action. Through teamwork teams pull a bus 80 ft in record time. We are inviting teams of 8 to 10 people to pull a Transit Bus in time trials against other teams. These teams will compete for the coveted Community Cup!

 
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Bus Pull for The United Way Brandon & District

 
 
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Pulling for our community

Thursday, September 12 2019

Registration: 5:30PM
Kickoff: 6:00PM
Bus Pull: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Our second annual “Pulling for our Community” Bus Pull is happening in the South East parking lot of the Keystone Centre grounds. All are welcome to this wonderful event. There are bleachers at the location and tons of things to hand out for people to yell and cheer as out community rallies together to see who can pull a Brandon City bus to the finish-line the fastest!

All of the proceeds from this event get 100% put back in to Brandon and Area - ensuring that everyone in our community has the opportunity to thrive in all areas of life.

We are extremely excited to partner with all the dedicated teams in this event, last year was an exciting first year and the second annual bus pull is panning out to be even better than the first!

To register your team early, download the registration form now.

Be a community hero!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Annual Fall Garage Sale


Join us for Brandon’s Largest Garage Sale – Spring Edition; Saturday, September 21st.  Cleaning out Grandma’s Attic? Decluttering your basement or garage?  Or maybe you’ve got some yummy baking or creative crafts to sell!  Our 9th Annual Spring sale still has room for vendors, although tables are going fast! 

Email janis@brandonuw.ca or call our office 204-571-8929 for details.  For those treasure hunters out there, Brandon’s Largest Garage Sale happens in the Manitoba Room of the Keystone
Centre from 9am – 3pm. 

Cost of entry is only $2.00 for attendees 12 and over.


Download the Event Poster
Download Registration Form

 
 
 
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Past Events

THe TOUCHDOWN LUNCH

 

Each year The United Way of Brandon & District brings together many businesses, individuals, organizations and over 500 volunteers throughout our community to run an annual Campaign to help create a better community by:

By building a stronger community
Moving people from poverty to possibility
Helping kids be all they can be.

We are all ordinary people wanting to contribute in a meaningful to the community that we all live in. Our successes would not be possible if it wasn’t for all of the generous support we receive. As a way to say thank you, we dedicate an entire luncheon to all of our volunteers and supporters to show how much we appreciate everything they do, not only for United Way, but more importantly for our community.

This annual luncheon is a way to recognize our businesses, individuals, organizations and volunteers who make change happen in our community. A way to say thank you for all the countless hours they dedicate to the United Way and their community.

It is also where we show all of the hard work dedicated to the campaign with the grand reveal of our Campaign Total! This luncheon quickly becomes one of the most exciting and anticipated events of the year!

Our annual luncheon will take place on Tuesday February 26th, 2019 at the Victoria Inn where our community will gather and listen to our stories and successes, enjoy a delicious lunch and of course learn the grand total of our 2018. Our 2018 Campaign Co Chairs, Jeffrey De Sarno and Kevin Martin will announce that they along with their team raised for our annual 2018 Campaign.

 
 
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THe Annual Golf Tournament

 

Each year The United Way of Brandon & District brings together many businesses, individuals, and organizations for the Annual Golf Tournament that raises funds for The United Way Brandon & District to help with community needs.

Our Annual golf tournament, sponsored by IG Wealth Management and hosted at CFB Shilo, is our kick-off to summer. This event is for everyone who enjoys spending the day outside - it’s a best ball tournament, open to anyone. Not to be taken too seriously, this fun event hosts a variety of games at many of the holes as a bit of side entertainment and fun.

Take the day off and network with other community members, play 18 holes and enjoy a dinner at the Clarion Hotel. This is an opportunity to enjoy a day on the outdoors while supporting The United Way Brandon & District and your community, which ensures those in need get the help they require. Need a lift? No problem! Thanks to Brandon Bus Lines we can transport you and your clubs to and from the tournament.

A light lunch will be provided for the golfers on the course and there are many volunteers available to ensure a good time is had by all!

Friday May 31
Shilo Golf & Country Club
Shotgun Start - 11AM
Dinner & Cocktails - 5:30PM
Dinner & Cocktails at the Clarion Inn

Entry Fee $100 (includes golf, cart, Lunch & Transportation)
Dinner Tickets $30
Dinner only @ the Clarion inn

For More Info contact:

events@brandonuw.ca
204.571.8929

Download the Registration Form
Download the Event Poster

 
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The RBC Lip Sync Battle 

 
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Bring out your inner Rockstar and support The United Way Brandon & District at the annual RBC Lip Sync Battle!

Join us on May 16, 2017 for the 2nd Annual RBC Lip Sync Battle in support of United Way. MNP Hall at the Keystone Centre, tickets are $30.00 which includes poutine bar.

Tickets are limited and go on sale Friday February 15th  and are available HERE

For more information on Sponsorship or entering a team, contact:
 janis@brandonuw.ca or call 204-571-8929.


Download Event Poster Here

Conscious Kindness Day 

 
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Conscious Kindness Day, May 15th, 2019

Be (extra!) kind to friends, neighbours, co-workers—and strangers, too!—on May 15. Spread positivity, generosity and kindness everywhere and watch the world become a better place. Help the good vibes go even further by sharing with the hashtag #ConsciousKindness.

This day is FREE and you can do it ANYWHERE you are! Bring kindness to your workplace, your school, the people in your life who help you out—you can make it anything you want it to be.

Download the Conscious Kindness Poster Here

May 15th, 2019 was Conscious Kindness Day in Manitoba. This is a province wide initiative, engaging communities all over Manitoba.  The idea is to show kindness and thanks to others you would not normally engage with on a daily basis.

What will You do to spread kindness in your workplace and our community?

  • Hold the door open for someone

  • Buy a stranger a coffee or treat

  • Give a compliment

  • Leave kindness notes in public places

We strongly believe that a simple act of kindness, big or small, can go a long way in a person’s life.

 
 
 

The Annual General Meeting


Our Annual General Meeting, is a formal meeting to act as a review of the year and conduct the elections of committee/board members as well as reviewing the annual accounts. It is also a good opportunity to communicate with members, clients, partners and stakeholders.  This year we will be saying goodbye to Scott Preston as our Board Chair and welcoming Derek Radics as our incoming Chair.

Tuesday May 14, 2019
12:00pm – 1:pm
Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave Brandon MB

Registration $25.00 per person
(includes lunch and meeting)

204.571.UWAY
janis@brandonuw.ca

 

RSVP by Thursday May 9, 2019
This even does not require tickets.

 
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Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Canada is thrilled to launch the theme for National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2019: The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities. As we recognize the collective efforts of volunteers, we reflect on the multitude of actions taken locally to help people, communities and neighbourhoods become better prepared to respond to the unexpected, and better positioned for a more sustainable future.

 
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Diversity

The Volunteer Factor celebrates and recognizes the exponential impact of volunteers and how they lift our communities. 

The beautiful image of the hot air balloons of different sizes, shapes and colours reflects the diversity of community volunteers. It illustrates that when people volunteer together, the sky is the limit, in terms of what they can achieve.

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The Volunteer Factor

You never know what can give others a lift during a difficult day. Someone spontaneously pays for your coffee or lets you go ahead of them in line at the grocery store. Maybe a neighbour shovelled your walk after a storm when you were healing from surgery. Maybe you asked someone to join a board of directors of the neighbourhood association and they said yes! What is behind this… it’s the Volunteer Factor!

Contact

janis@brandonuw.ca to reserve your table!

The Volunteer Lift

Volunteering can also give volunteers a lift. When we volunteer, our spirits are lifted when we have the opportunity to work with others. Our sense of purpose is lifted when we see how our efforts have helped someone else. Our confidence lifts when we gain skills and experience through volunteering, helping us get into a competitive school program or successfully find a job. What lifts your chances to achieve your goals…It’s the Volunteer Factor!

 

Building community through love.

 
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