Activists from UFCW Canada Local 832 joined other members of the Winnipeg community to kick off the 2012 United Way campaign by pulling a plane. The plane pull has become an annual tradition in Winnipeg, with this year’s event representing the 9th time Winnipeggers have gathered at the airport to flex their muscles for a worthy cause.
Together, the determined group of activists and community members combined their efforts to pull two planes – a 727 and DC10 – across 20 feet of tarmac. In addition to demonstrating how strong community members can be when they work together to achieve a common goal, the plane pull also raised a significant amount of money for the United Way’s many important campaigns and programs.
As a result of the event’s tremendous success, the campaign has already raised 38% of its total fundraising goal for 2012.
Along with many of the UFCW Canada Local Unions across the country, Local 832 is a proud supporter of the United Way, and, this year, Local 832 President Jeff Traeger chaired the labour support committee, as he did for the 2011 campaign.
To find out more about Local 832, visit www.ufcw832.com.