Scotch provides big boost to United Way goal

A little Scotch went a long way towards United Way Central Alberta reaching 77 per cent of its fundraising goal.

A little Scotch went a long way towards United Way Central Alberta reaching 77 per cent of its fundraising goal.

The campaign has $1,536,057, thanks to generous supporters. This includes $10,000 raised in just three hours during United Way’s second annual St. Andrew’s Day Celebration held on Monday.

Bison skewers were offered, and bagpipers announced presenters during this sold-out Scotch tasting event.

“Not only are people coming for a great cause, but they are able to share their passion and knowledge of Scotch, not to mention a few laughs and some very memorable moments,” said Buck Buchanan, 2012 volunteer campaign co-chair.

The event also gave United Way campaign organizers a chance to talk about the Leadership Matching Challenge, which matches any new or increased gifts of $1,000 or more.

John Knoch, campaign co-chair, said this was the last big community event for the United Way campaign season.

“For the next three weeks, we will focus on bringing in the remainder of the campaign goal,” said Knoch.

“We hope anyone that has not yet made their pledge, will do so right now. We need everyone’s help to hit the target this year.”

The United Way campaign will provide consistent dollars to more than 30 programs and services throughout Central Alberta.

Just Posted

Red Deer property taxes to go up 2.15 per cent in 2019

City council approves $369.8 million budget

Sylvan Lake council approves concept plan for new park

Pogadl Park will eventally be home to numerous ball diamonds and sports fields

One person dead after collision on Highway 2A

Pickup truck and grain truck collided on Highway 2A south of Carstairs

Updated: Trial stalls for man accused in fatal Canada Day 2016 crash

Defence lawyer argued relevant information received only hours before trial to begin

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Shooter pleads guilty to manslaughter in Stettler

A Stettler man charged with second-degree murder has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.… Continue reading

Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

They are in a red canoe, all clad in life jackets, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ella-Grace are waving

Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

OTTAWA — All three people killed in last week’s deadly bus accident… Continue reading

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

Alberta doctor accused of sexual assault asked to voluntarily give up practice

College says Dr. Barry Wollach should discontinue his practice, given the seriousness of the allegation against him

Speedy acceptance of Saudi shows refugee system’s flaws

Who would not wish Rahaf Mohammed well? The 18-year-old Saudi wants to… Continue reading

Most Read