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For Immediate Release:
November 2, 2011

2011 Run, Walk and Roll for the United Way a Huge Success

BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 1, 2011) On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Peel community joined in on the 2nd annual Run, Walk and Roll to help raise funds for the United Way. Hosted by the Region of Peel, this year’s event attracted over 400 participants and was a resounding success. People of all ages and physical abilities ran, walked or rolled at the 5K event while kids under 10 participated in a 1K Kid’s Course.

Guest speakers included David Szwarc, CAO of the Region of Peel, Shelley White, CEO of the United Way of Peel Region, and Lieutenant-Colonel (Hon) Hari Panday of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their remarks focused on the importance of giving and the role Peel staff and residents can play in strengthening their community.

Campaign Co-Chairs Elka Vandenburg and Andre Oliveira thanked all event participants and volunteers as well as the following event sponsors for helping to make the day a success:

  • Platinum Sponsor: Walk+Roll Peel
  • Silver Sponsor: London Excavators
  • Bronze Sponsors: Mattamy Homes, Melrose Paving Co. Ltd, nu-air, Solid General Contractors Inc.
  • Pound-the-Pavement: Applewood, Mayor Susan Fennell, Dircam Electrical Contractors, MC Reproductions Inc., Atlas-Apex Roofing, Porter General Contracting

“We would like to thank everybody for their incredible support. It’s amazing to see so many people, from different backgrounds and abilities, come together in support of the United Way,” said Elka Vandenburg, Co-Chair of the Region of Peel’s 2011 United Way Employee Campaign.

The Run, Walk and Roll 5K for the United Way is a family-oriented, wheelchair-accessible event open to everyone. The event route began and ended at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton and traveled along Queen Street and through Chinguacousy Park. Prizes were also awarded for fastest runners, wheelchair participants, best costumes, and overall highest individual fundraiser. All proceeds from the event benefit the United Way of Peel Region to help improve social conditions in the Region.

Photos available upon request.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Lesley Hudson
Public Affairs Associate
905-791-7800, ext. 4570

Elka Vandenburg
United Way Co-Chair
905-791-7800, ext. 7696

Meenu Sikand
Accessibility Planning Specialist
905-791-7800, ext. 4778

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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