September 12, 2003

York Region and York Regional Police to Kick-Off Unitead Way Campaign

NEWMARKET - The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police Services will jointly host the 2003 United Way Staff Campaign Kick-Off in the Great Hall of the Administrative Centre in Newmarket on Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m.

The Region and York Regional Police have set a combined fundraising target for this campaign, which is to be raised through various events and payroll deduction pledges from staff. The target will be announced at the Kick-Off.

There will be a fundraising BBQ in the circle in front of the Administrative building from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hamburgers or Veggie burgers and salad, drink and cake are available for $6.

Residents and local merchants are invited to participate with staff to help raise money for the campaign.

For information about the United Way of York Region, please visit them online at

Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

- Email:

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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