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October 6, 2010 1:14 PM

Conestoga’s United Way Campaign Kicks Off October 6

The annual United Way campaign at Conestoga College kicks off on October 6 with an awareness event to be held in the Student Life Centre at the Doon Campus from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A number of local agencies will be in attendance to show how the United Way serves our communities.

“Conestoga has a long tradition of supporting the United Way, an organization that creates positive change in the lives of so many across Waterloo Region,” said President John Tibbits. “Last year we raised more than $50,000 to provide funding for programs in the local community.”

Following the kick off, a variety of special events, activities and prize draws will be held to help encourage Conestoga students and employees to reach this year’s fundraising goal.

The 2010 campaign runs until November 5, and is co-chaired by Stephanie Bartlett, executive assistant in Human Resources, and Ryan Connell, Student Life programmer at Conestoga.

The United Way is a registered charity and community impact organization dedicated to improving lives and strengthening neighbourhoods across Waterloo Region. Local community agencies supported through the United Way include: Canadian Mental Health Association, the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, House of Friendship, KW Multicultural Centre, Ontario March of Dimes, and Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, provides a comprehensive educational package featuring four-year degrees, three- year advanced diplomas, two-year diplomas and an array of certificate programs to prepare our graduates for success in business, industry and the community. For more information, visit us at

For more information:
Stephanie Bartlett, HR Executive Assistant
(519) 748-5220 ext. 3480

Ryan Connell, Student Life Programmer
(519) 748-5220 ext. 2373