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United Way Day will take place at Glen Eden on February 3rd

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On February 3, 2019, Glen Eden, Milton Heights Racing Club (MHRC), and The United Way Halton & Hamilton will host United Way Snowflake Day. United Way Day will also celebrate the life of Erika Lamb—a sixteen-year-old MHRC skier who passed away in March 2015.  

Visit the United Way tent in the West Lodge and donate $25 per person (minimum) to receive the following: 

  • Front of the line lift privileges until noon
  • Dual slalom race participation
  • A swag bag*
  • Cookies and hot chocolate* 

The United Way works with community partners to understand the causes of social issues, develop strategies to address them, and bring together the right resources to create lasting change. In Halton and Hamilton, the United Way has supported over 60 agencies and programs in the area, and helped over 200,000 residents. 

“The United Way and its volunteers are thrilled that Glen Eden will host United Way Day. This is a day we all can come together to honour Erika Lamb by fundraising for the future of our community” said Brad Park, President and CEO, United Way Halton & Hamilton. 

In 2016, Milton Heights Racing Club hosted its first Snowflake race, a dual slalom, the start of the Erika Lamb Snowflake series. The Lamb Family has established the Erika Lamb Snowflake Fund to honour and celebrate Erika’s spirit. 

“Glen Eden is proud to partner with The United Way Halton & Hamilton for the United Way Snowflake Day” said Gene Matthews, Director of Parks and Recreation, Conservation Halton. “Erika Lamb was a beloved member of the Glen Eden and MHRC community”. 

Visit the United Way tent in the West Lodge on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The regular purchase of a lift ticket or season pass is required to participate in United Way Day. 

*Available for the first 200 participants. 

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About Glen Eden

Operated by Conservation Halton, Glen Eden is located on Kelso Road, near Tremaine Road and Highway 401. Glen Eden is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Glen Eden website at http://www.gleneden.on.ca 

About Conservation Halton

Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services. 

About United Way Halton & Hamilton

United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) is committed to leading measurable, impactful change by identifying the most challenging issues in our community, and bringing together people and resources to address those issues. We connect volunteers with local needs, and offer training and operational support to local charities. Along with our network of partners and experts, UWHH conducts research and works with government, labour and key stakeholders to generate support for the not-for-profit sector.  This past year, approximately 212,000 residents across Halton and Hamilton relied on 153 United Way supported programs and 82 supported agencies for life changing services. 

Outside of government, United Way is the largest funder of social service programs and initiatives in Canada. 

Event Contact:

Christi Campbell

Coordinator, Marketing and Events

Telephone: 905-878-5011, Ext. 2296

E-mail: ccampbell@hrca.on.ca 

Media Contact:

Robin Ashton

Manager, Marketing Services

Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 2248

E-mail: rashton@hrca.on.ca

Website: www.conservationhalton.ca