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November 29, 2006
For immediate release

Provincial Government Employees Celebrate Successful Campaign for United Way

Executive Council

Provincial government employees gathered at an appreciation reception today to celebrate the success of their 2006 campaign for United Way. The employee campaign raised $127,415.

Employee campaign chair Sandy Stewart thanked volunteers and donors for being so generous. “This was a total team effort that involved employees from one end of the Island to the other. They gave generously to the payroll campaign and participated in fundraising barbecues, pancake breakfasts, dress-down days and 50-50 draws. As a result, we met and surpassed our goal of $120,000. The campaign committee is proud of the very generous support that the provincial public service provides to Islanders through the United Way,” he said.

The overall goal of the United Way campaign this year is $800,000. Provincial government employees are one of the campaign’s lead donor groups. The campaign is directed to active and retired civil servants, as well as retired teachers. The average gift this year was $95.

Members of the 2006 employee campaign committee are: Sandy Stewart, Executive Council (Chair); Amanda Adams and Jean Doherty, Education; Heather Berrigan, Development and Technology; Angela Blanchard, Tourism; Lori Bradley, Employee Benefits; Karen Cheverie, Executive Council; Darlene Ching and Carolyn Fraser, Provincial Treasury; Terry Henry, Environment, Energy and Forestry; Marlene Hughes, Attorney General; Claire Matheson, Community and Cultural Affairs; Steve Murphy, Transportation and Public Works; Justin Muttart, Margaret Simpson, and Laura Sinclair, Provincial Treasury; Jane Young, Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture; Julie Gilman, Health; and Jane Smith, Social Services and Seniors.

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Media Contact: Jean Doherty
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