Feb 19 2020


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Because of You Awards Gala

You’re invited to join in an evening of thanks as we celebrate your contributions to United FMWB.  The evening will begin with a pub-style casual reception hosted by the Wood Buffalo Brewing Company and will be followed by an awards presentation.  After the formal presentations, be prepared to join a ‘by invitation only’ rehearsal of Keyano Theatre Company’s latest theatre production – Flashdance.

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Awards include the following:

Partner Award:

The measure of a community is the value it places on the quality of life for all residents. The Partner Award recognizes the commitment of a partner company who has been an inspiration to our community. Their generosity provides a foundation on which the United Way helps build a better quality of life for all residents of Wood Buffalo.

Brilliant Beginnings Award:

The Brilliant Beginnings Award recognizes new or first time partners in workplace campaigns. Recognizing they can make a difference in our community, their campaign demonstrated outstanding enthusiasm and commitment.

Mary-Anne Warren Donor Award:

The Mary-Anne Warren award was created in recognition of our first President. At the core of every worthwhile endeavor are leaders whose caring and personal leadership set the course for others. This award recognizes an individual for his/her support to the community and United Way.

Diane Shannon Spirit Award:

The Diane Shannon Award was created in recognition of our long time former Executive Director. The award acknowledges our own agencies and social profit sector and the tremendous contributions they have made to this year’s campaign. The Diane Shannon Spirit Award is given to an organization that has embraced the spirit of the campaign and the United Way movement. They embody the qualities of champions that form the foundations of our success.

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Volunteers are at the cornerstone of our organization from governing at an executive level, to ensuing the community fund is being carefully and strategically invested, to coordinating workplace campaigns and events, volunteers are pivotal to United Way’s impact in Wood Buffalo. The ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who demonstrates commitment to excellence through the donation of their time and effort.

Hourly Schedule

Because of You Awards Gala

From: 6:00 PM - To: 6:15 PM
Door Open
From: 6:15 PM - To: 7:00 PM
United Way FMWB Reception
Reception includes appetizers, cash bar and live entertainment starring Eva LaPrairie
From: 7:00 PM - To: 7:30 PM
Formal Presentations
From: 7:30 PM - To: 8:30 PM
Flashdance, Act I
Live musical theatre invited rehearsal
From: 8:30 PM - To: 8:50 PM
From: 8:50 PM - To: 9:30 PM
Flashdance, Act II
Live musical theatre invited rehearsal

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