Events

Join us this Friday, Nov. 23 for a
special United Way Celebration Pit Stop

Friday, November 23 — 9:30 to 11 a.m.
in the University Centre Ballroom UNC200

Take a Friday morning coffee-break with your colleagues. Bring a donation for the United Way.

Learn more about the Celebration Pit Stop


This year UBC and United Way are coming together to UNLOCK POTENTIAL – giving local people here in our community the support they need to succeed.

The funds we raise through our 2018 UBC United workplace campaign will help improve the lives of kids and families in the Okanagan and will also create a new United Way Student Award, enabling a local student to unlock their potential here at UBCO.

The 2018 campaign began October 31 with a goal to raise $45,000.

We encourage all UBC Okanagan staff and faculty to support the 2018 UBC United campaign. Help to make a real difference to the future of those in our community!

Please consider a UBC payroll e-pledge donation

e-Pledge donors are eligible for great prizes including:

  • Big White Ski Resort Tubing Party for 10 people
  • A UBCO Hangar pass, courtesy of UBCO recreation
  • UBCO Parking Permit, Courtesy of Parking Services

Please join us any of these events through the campaign:

EventDateVenue
United Way Kick Off
Halloween themed
Treat Bags for a donation
October 31
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outdoor, University Way Pedestrian Way
United Way Library Book SaleNovember 5 and 6Library Flex space
LIB 106B
UBC United Coffee Day
Donation of all small coffee sales
November 5
8am to 10am
Aramark Locations: Green thread, EME and Sunshine
FCCS United Way Bake SaleNovember 8
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CCS Foyer
Donate to Win
min $1 donation will be entered for a Gift Basket draw
October 31 to November 23Aramark: Sunshine Cafeteria
Bake SaleNovember 19Fipke Centre foyer
Wine SurvivorNovember 6 to November 22Online
Wrap Up PitStopNovember 23
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ballroom

Details…

UBC United Coffee Day

November 5 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Proceeds form the sale of all small coffees at ARAMARK Food Services — Green Thread, EME and Sunshine Cafe — will be donated to the United Way.

UBC Okanagan Library Book Sale

November 5 and 6 in the Library
(Flex Space LIB 106B)
Always a popular fund-raiser for the United Way, the Library Book Sale is your chance to pick up some new (-to-you) books and DVDs. All proceeds go to the United Way.

FCCS United Way Bake Sale

November 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
in the Creative and Critical Studies foyer

Wine Survivor

Wine Survivor is the strategy game across campus for wine-lovers and Survivor fans. The 2018 “season” begins in November, with the ultimate winner to be announced on November 23, at the United Way Pit Stop (9:30 to 11 a.m., University Centre ballrom UNC200).

Giant Bake Sale

November 19 in the Fipke Centre foyer

The annual giant UBC Okanagan Bake Sale is a great place to pick up all your baked goods for the upcoming holiday season! Delicious cakes, cupcakes, awesome bread, and other delectables will be on sale, thanks to he tremendous community of bakers who so generously contribute to this annual fund-raiser.

Get ready to bid on amazing specialty cakes, too! A Baker’s Showpiece silent auction will be running throughout the bake sale on November 19.

Want to donate some of your own baking? Cookies, muffins, cupcakes, squares, bread, cakes — it’s all warmly welcomed for the bake sale! Contact Bake Sale organizer Rosemary Thompson or let us know using the handy online form.

A special United Way Celebration Pit Stop

Friday, November 23 — 9:30 to 11 a.m.
in the University Centre Ballroom UNC200

Take a Friday morning coffee-break with your colleagues. Bring a donation for the United Way.

Learn more about the Celebration Pit Stop

Payroll e-Pledge Prize Draws

All payroll e-pledges received by December 22, 2018, will be eligible for the major prize draw at the November 23 Pit Stop. Prizes include:

To make a payroll contribution, visit the epledge web page

What is a Pit Stop?

UBC Okanagan Pit Stops give all staff and faculty an opportunity to gather together, enjoy a cup of coffee, have some good snacks, collaborate with colleagues, meet new people and catch up with friends.

When you attend a Pit Stop, don’t forget to bring your Toonie for the United Way donation box.

Festive goodies were the fare at the UBC Okanagan Bookstore's Pit Stop on December 2, 2106. (Photo by Michelle Lamberson)

Festive goodies were the fare at the UBC Okanagan Bookstore’s Pit Stop in December last year. Join us for the United Way PitStop in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC200) from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017!  (Photo by Michelle Lamberson) 

Get involved!

Want to get involved in our United Way efforts? It’s easy to be a part of our growing team of volunteers

UBC Okanagan makes a difference in our community.

By supporting the United Way, our contributions of funding and volunteers help improve the lives of struggling families, lonely seniors, and underprivileged children. Without your support, none of this would be possible.