MGEU spaghetti lunch dishes up over $4,000 for Portage United Way

“Without events like this, we'd never reach our goal, which is why our partnership with MGEU/NUPGE has been so very important.” — Mandy Dubois, executive director, Portage Plains United Way

Top image (L-R): MGEU Area 4 Director Bob Wells with Portage Mayor Irvine Ferris, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky, Mandy Dubois of Portage United Way, and MGEU Staff Representative Darlene Arnott

Winnipeg (05 Nov. 2015) — Members and staff of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE), including MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky, served up almost 600 meals today in what has become one of the union’s most popular fundraisers — the MGEU Spaghetti Lunch in support of the Portage Plains United Way.

MGEU/NUPGE supports its communities

“I had this event circled on my calendar for a while now,” said Gawronsky sporting a bright red MGEU apron as she ladled spaghetti sauce onto dinners. “The community really embraces this fundraiser and so do our members in the area. I want to thank everyone involved for making this year’s event so successful.”

Approximately $4,500 was raised for the Portage Plains United Way, which currently supports 12 agencies in the region (including Portage Big Brothers Big Sisters, Portage Service for Seniors, Sunset Palliative Care, and Tupper Street Family Resource Centre).

Members and staff help United Way reach its goals

“It really helps to show the support the MGEU/NUPGE has for the United Way, but also the strong support in the community,” said Mandy Dubois, executive director of Portage Plains United Way. “Without events like this, we'd never reach our goal, which is why our partnership with MGEU/NUPGE has been so very important.” 

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