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Help the United Way, Throw Rocks on Oct 21st

Or Scissors. Or paper. It’s really your choice.

Next week, Fort McMurray will be host to the first ever United Way Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament – many will enter, only one will win.

Choose Your Weapon - Rock Paper Scissors Contest for the United Way

If you think you’ve got what it takes to become Fort McMurray’s Pooh-bah of Paper, then don’t forget that you need to pre-register on Tuesday, October 19th.

After you’ve registered, all you need to do is set aside your lunch hour on Thursday, October 21st, and head over to the Provincial Building Terrace for a great tourney and a great cause.

There’s a Facebook event page for those who FB, and for more info, you can either head over to the United Way Events page, or click on the image on this post.

Either way, I hope to see you there – throwing rocks for the United Way.

Why I Love This Town – The United Way Campaign is Back

For those of you who’ve never been here, never lived here, or even just never participated in the United Way Campaign… well it’s a little difficult to describe how the folks in this town pull together to support those in need.

But trust me on this, it’s a pretty amazing process.

Last year, for the fourth year in a row, Fort McMurray was classified as “Canada’s Most Giving Community”. The goal of last year’s campaign? $5 million.

How much was raised? $5.4 million. How awesome is that?

This year, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of people will be working together to meet, and hopefully exceed, 2010’s goal of $5.678 million. A goal I am confident we can meet.

Not sure how the United Way helps to support our community? Check out the 2010 Campaign Brochure. Want to help out but don’t know where to start? Try here.

This is just one of the reasons why I love this town.