Huge announcement made at a Summer Patio Party hosted by United Way

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CORNWALL — United Way Centraide SD&G hosted a Summer Patio Party on Tuesday, August 15 and made a special announcement regarding the organization’s signature Wine & Gourmet Tastings Event.

“The organizing committee is thrilled to announce the Karen and Ray Brunet, local business owners raising their young family in our community have agreed to Co-Chair the 5 Annual United Way Wine & Gourmet Tastings event to be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at NAV Centre”, stated Angie Baker, United Way Board Member and Chair of the event organizing committee for the past 4 years. “We are grateful that Karen & Ray have agreed to step into this role for the next 3 years”.

“We are honoured to support United Way and the impact this organization has in our local community”, said Brunet. “We live, work and raise our family here so it’s important to us to work with an organization that is helping people right here in a community we are proud to call home”.

The theme of this year’s event is True North Strong and Free in acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th celebrations. As in previous years, the event will boast delicious wines, gourmet food, silent & live auction, a chance to win diamond prize, jazz music, d.j. & dancing, magic and more. Early-bird tickets will be on sale from September 15 to October 8 with special pricing and a chance to win. For more information visit

“A tremendous group of volunteers for the committee that leads the work and planning for the Wine & Gourmet Tastings Event – to each and every one of those heroes, we say THANK YOU! We are thrilled to have Karen and Ray on board to chair this most important fundraising event for United Way/Centraide SD&G”, said Lori Greer, Executive Director. “And we want to express a special thank you to Angie Baker for the incredible amount of work she has put into this event each year – we’re extremely grateful and fortunate to benefit from Angie’s commitment, enthusiasm and amazing efforts. She truly is a United Way HERO!”

About United Way/Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry: United Way Centraide SD&G is governed by a local Board of Directors, who, with United Way staff and volunteers help to raise funds that assist 13 agencies (14 programs) throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Our mission is to improve lives by working together with priorities focused on moving people from poverty to possibility, healthy people, strong communities and all that kids can be. For more information on United Way/Centraide SD&G, or to donate, visit  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Together, we are possibility.

For more information contact:
Lori Greer, Executive Director
405 Fourth St W
Cornwall, Ontario
Phone: 613-932-2051

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