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$66K for United Way of Thunder Bay!

The United Way’s fresh and creative new concept for 27th Annual Great Billboard Event, proudly presented by IG Wealth Management and Lowerys, was a huge success! To support this, check out these amazing quotes from some of our participating teams:

“Our team is incredibly proud to have been part of The United Way’s Great Billboard Event. We really enjoyed the opportunity to creatively collaborate and design a billboard that represents the work that our organization does.” -Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board

“The Great Billboard Event was not only fun but a great way for Thunder Bay Counselling to further connect with the United Way and our community to strengthen and support people’s quality of life.” – Katherine Brooks, Thunder Bay Counselling

“Creating our billboard ‘Linking Together Our Community’ was a lot of fun and an excellent team building exercise. It really got us thinking about what the United Way does in our community and how we can help them achieve those goals. Erika and her team did an excellent job and we are looking forward to next year’s event.” – Christine Zieroth, Sun Life Financial

On May 16th, 22 teams got crafty with us at IG Wealth Management and let their community spirit shine, by building their own mini-billboard collage. At the end of the day, we created one giant billboard to demonstrate the image of the Thunder Bay we want to build together. Together these 22 amazing teams raised a grand total of $66,300; which will impact hundreds of lives in our community.

The United Way of Thunder Bay is focused on solutions that address the effects of poverty and also the root causes. Proceeds from this event will help fund programs and projects that address these issues. We believe in the future of our community and we know that we are at our best when we work together. With your help, we are making change that matters to people who really need us.

Congratulations to Shawn Christie and his Lowerys team who took the title as Top Fundraising Team, and to Michael Quibell and the team from Dew Drop Inn, who came in 2nd place.

United Way wishes to thank the many team members, donors, and volunteers who helped to make this event possible!

This event would not be possible without the generousity of our caring sponsors. We would like to thank:

Presenting Sponsors: IG Wealth Management and Lowerys
Event Sponsors: Dougall Media – 91.5 CKPR, Rock 94, ENERGY 103 104, TbNewswatch, Global Thunder Bay, CKPR TV; Community Arts and Heritage Education Project, Equipment World – Everything from A to Z & more; Superior Foods; Bennett’s Bakery & Deli; Coca-Cola; Superior Propane; Metro; and Robins Donuts

For more information about how your donations are helping to make our city stronger and to register for upcoming events, visit www.uwaytbay.ca and join the conversation on social media. United Way is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.