MGEU young members "freezin’ for a reason" on February 8

MGEU/NUPGE young members will be taking a wintery plunge for the Special Olympics. Donate today!

Winnipeg (13 Jan. 2014) – After some of the coldest Decembers on record, the last thing any Manitoban would be prepared to do is jump into a tank filled with freezing water – but that’s exactly what members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE) young members committee is getting ready to do.

MGEU/NUPGE young activists jump in to support Special Olympics

The committee is taking part in the second annual Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. The team will be taking the plunge on February 8 at the Indian Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg.

To donate to the young workers, visit the Special Olympic Manitoba donation page and select MGEU.

First Polar Plunge in 2013 raised $36,000, organizers hope to top that in 2014

The Polar Plunge is a winter fundraiser that gives brave ‘plungers’ (of 15 years and older) an exciting and ‘chilly’ opportunity to raise both money and the profile for Special Olympics Manitoba. While many ‘plungers’ elect to take the leap in bathing suits, some adventurous ones take the plunge in various costumes. 


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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