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Swift Current United Way holding kick-off breakfast Nov. 9

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Swift Current United Way is kicking off their Fall Campaign with a breakfast this year on Nov. 9, from 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.  Doors will open at 7 a.m. 


The Kickoff Speaker this year is Dr. Dean Vause, a former Swift Current resident and the father of former Swift Current Bronco captain Taylor Vause. 
Dr. Vause is the Executive Director of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (also known as AARC).  His expertise and message about AARC includes the work they provide giving hope to teens caught in the downward spiral of
addictions and the incredible success rate seen in these young people becoming productive citizens.  His message mirrors the United Way’s focus for the future of “Change Starts Here”.  Midnight Roses will be performing live at the event and there will be door prizes and a silent auction.  The United Way will be announcing their kickoff goal for their 2012 campaign and highlighting some of their focus areas going forward. 
The United Way has been in Swift Current since 1967 and currently has twelve member agencies who provide approximately 60 programs and services to the residents of Swift Current.  About 1 in 10 residents of Swift Current access these services every year.  These member agencies include:
• Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program;
• La Leche League Canada, Swift Current Group;
• St. John Ambulance, Swift Current Branch;
• Southwest Crisis Services Inc.;
• Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Swift Current;
• Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Swift Current;
• Canadian Mental Health Association, Swift Current Branch;
• Canadian Red Cross, Swift Current and Area;
• CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Swift Current Programs;
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Swift Current Programs;
• Canadian Paraplegic Association, Swift Current Programs;
• Multiple Sclerosis Society, Swift Current Programs.
Swift Current United way has been very busy this year in developing their strategic direction for the future focused on a community impact strategy in creating opportunities for a better life in our communities.  Swift Current United Way is not about championing one cause or action over another. It’s about creating positive impact on the most pressing
social issues in our community and eliminating vulnerable circumstances for citizens.  
The United Way has four key strategies and three main focus areas. You will be hearing about these strategies, focus areas and about 211, a three
digit non-emergency telephone number which connects callers to a full range of human service providers across the province and more about our direction in the publication to be released on Nov. 8.
Anyone wanting more information was Darla Lindbjerg, Executive Director of the Swift Current United Way. Call her at (306) 774-3377 or Email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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