Campaign Kick Off Breakfast
On September 21st at 7:00am the United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island kicked off its 2012 fundraising campaign with a Kick Off Breakfast at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre.
With almost 350 supporters, it was again a success that went by too quick. Bruce Williams did an excellent job as MC keeping everything flowing and ensuring the feeding of 350 people went off without a hitch.
Coast Capital sponsored the breakfast - which was a fabulous selection of baked goods, hot food and fresh fruit - and the Woodland's Jazz Band played for the crowd until the morning started.
Booths were set up by several of United Way's community partners giving anyone interested the opportuntiy to discuss and get more information on the benefits they provide to our local community.
There was an amazing story told by Mark from The Columbian Centre about the issues in his life, the support that he receievd his personal triump he acheived through the support received. This has now given him the opportunity to give back. Well done Mark!
The value of past and future donors and about how each of us can lead in both large and small ways by giving our time and our money all benefits our community
Our own Ralph Nilson spoke regarding about VIU's support through the Loaned Representative program and introduced Lyndon Allbury to the crowd.
The United Way hosts Kick Off events up and down Vancouver Island to raise funds and to recognize the valuable contributions of corporate investors and community partners. The Central VI breakfast was an opportunity to enjoy a fabulous meal, network with collegues and collaborators, have some fun and raise some money, all in an hour and a half on a Friday morning!