Oak Bay Ave becomes United Way

Monterey Middle school and Oak Bay High students encourage patrons and citizens to show their support for the United Way

Oak Bay Avenue is being renamed “United Way” for two hours today (Nov. 27) as Monterey Middle school and Oak Bay High students encourage patrons and citizens to show their support for the charity.

In the area between Wilmot and Monterey avenues from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. students will be manning information booths along the street to bring awareness to United Way’s All That Kids Can Be impact area – providing opportunities to children and youth in the community to help them grow, learn and build a bright future.

Mayor Nils Jensen and Oak Bay councillors will join the activities by becoming agents of change for United Way and serving tea to residents.

Together with United Way staff and students, Jensen will also walk the United Way road while thanking local businesses for running United Way workplace campaigns.

As the largest non-government funder in the region, United Way has invested more than $140 million to build a strong community since 1937.

Last year more than 20,000 children and youth used more than 50 United Way funded programs related to school readiness, school achievement and a successful transition to adulthood and the workforce.

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