Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Koats for Kids heats up!

  • Print

Dipping temperatures are a chilly reminder that winter is a downright tough season to weather if you’re not adequately prepared or equipped – especially for children. At best, kids are driven inside and isolated from friends and playmates. At worst, they risk serious injury and illness from exposure.

That’s why United Way’s Koats for Kids program is so important. Last week, United Way and our partners launched the 21st season of Koats for Kids with a "mitten cutting" ceremony at the new Koats for Kids Volunteer Centre at 3172 Portage Avenue. Special thanks to the City of Winnipeg for providing the space, which will make it possible to expand the program further, in order to keep up with demand for new and gently-used children’s outerwear.

Also in demand this week were devotees of United Way and Blue Bomber safety #31 Ian Logan. It all started when Winnipeg Free Press blogger (and HOT103 host) Ace Burpee promised to donate $500 to United Way if Ian became the first CFL player to boast 1,000 Twitter followers.

Winnipeggers, you made it happen and Ace and Ian each chipped in to hold up their end of the bargain! Congratulations Winnipeg and thank you Ian and Ace for your commitment to lasting change and better lives through United Way! Find out more about the Twitter Challenge here.

It’s all about participation this year! And it’s all about participation at United Way’s Report Session 3 on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Red River College. Find out where we’re at in our annual fundraising campaign as a result of Winnipeggers’ generosity and participation. Hope to see you then!
 

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Tree remover has special connection to Grandma Elm

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Susan and Gary Harrisonwalk their dog Emma on a peaceful foggy morning in Assiniboine Park – Standup photo– November 27, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on a report that shows violent crime is decreasing in Winnipeg?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google