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ConocoPhillips Culture Committee donates $1,125 to Unity House

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World Financial Group hosts Wine, Women and Wealth fundraiser for the Capital Campaign

World Financial Group held its annual Wine, Women and Wealth event on April 12 and raised $1365 to Waypoints' Capital Campaign Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing.

It was an evening of amazing women, fun, wine and outstanding information about their financial future.

Right: Tina Jeffries of World Financial Group (far right) recently presented $1365 to the Waypoints' Tim O’Rourke, Director of Fund Development, and Michele Taylor, Executive Director.

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Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar

Manager Tyler Brown (right) and staff recently presented to Waypoints Director of Communications and Fund Development Tim O’Rourke (left) a cheque for $853.00 in support of ‘Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing’ from Original Joe’s Community Care Fund.

From Feb. 1-May 31, 50 cents from the sale of every Original Joe’s Community Pint was donated to this worthwhile capital campaign for the citizens of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Thank you Original Joe’s manager Tyler Brown and his Fort McMurray staff for supporting us again as the charitable cause from June 1-August 31.

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Starbucks Coffee Canada

The new Starbucks Coffee Canada Coffeehouse, near Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar, officially opened on March 14th.

Starbucks hosted a Friends and Family soft opening event on March 13th. From 5 to 7 p.m., Starbucks offered patrons a free caffeine boost, tasty treats and an amazing atmosphere served with a smile.

The Starbucks Friends and Family event, not only provided plenty of free samples to customers but made a mark in the community by collecting donations of $768.00 for the Waypoints' Capital Campaign Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing.

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Above: Presenting the cheque for $768.00 are Starbucks Coffee Canada representatives (front row from left-right): Edmonton Assistant Store Manager Jennifer Love, Fort McMurray Store Manager Steffany Huang and District Manager Enid Dufresne Dario to FMFCS (back row) Director of Fund Development Tim O’Rourke and Executive Director Michele Taylor.

The Kinette Club of Fort McMurray

The Kinette Club of Fort McMurray once again hosted a Family Day TOONIE SWIM on Feb. 18th at MacDonald Island Park’s Syncrude Aquatic Centre.

Non-members were able to enjoy the Aquatic Centre at a cost of $2.00/person (ages 3 and up) with money raised donated to FMFCS’s New Building Fund. Waypoints was established in 1982 to provide services to individuals and families affected by family violence.

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At the Kinette Club of Fort McMurray’s meeting on Feb. 20th, FMFCS Director of Fund Development Tim O’Rourke received two cheques from President Nadine King, co-chairs of the Family Day TOONIE swim Mara Lee Duff and Lee-Anne Kumka. Thank-you Kinette Club of Fort McMurray for raising and donating $1897.80 to the Capital Campaign.

Sierra Parsons

Sierra Parsons is a member of the Sister Circle, a group of women from the McMurray Gospel Assembly (MGA) who meet on a monthly basis for a celebration of fellowship and worship.

Members of the circle contribute $20 into a pot with half of the sum going to the person hosting the party and the other $10 donated to blessing someone in the community.

Sierra Parsons, a longtime resident, celebrated and hosted her 50th birthday on Jan. 16 with the Sister Circle group and some other friends who were told not to bring her a present but cash as she planned to donate any monies collected to the Waypoints' Capital Campaign Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing.

“After hearing about the campaign for Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing, in my heart I knew this was a much better cause then receiving presents for my birthday,” said Parsons.

After rounding the totals from the Sister Circle monthly donation portion and her friends’ cash gifts, Parsons donated $1000 towards the campaign and encouraged other people to give back to the community.

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Above left to right: MGA Pastor Staci Gill, Willow Luedee (granddaughter of Sierra) and Sierra Parsons) present a $1000 donation to Waypoints' Capital Campaign Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing.

Dan Sorensen: Photomagic Foto Source

Dan Sorensen, owner of  Photomagic Foto Source, celebrated his 50th birthday with a surprise party at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre in Feb.
Family and friends gathered and raised $900.00 for the surprise party but the generous birthday celebrant added another $100.00 and presented $1000.00 to FMFCS Director of Fund Development Tim O’Rourke for the capital project.

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Community Champions

Gary Harris, Dealer/Owner of G.L. Harris Retailing Inc., and Sears Canada In.c have committed $50,000 to the Capital Campaign over five years.

As the Community Champion partner, the contribution will be used to create an on-site medical treatment room. This treatment room will provide its residents the privacy and dignity they deserve.



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Above: Gary Harris presenting a cheque to FMFCS Director of Fund Development Tim O’Rourke

Shoppers Drug Mart

Thickwood and Downtown locations of Shoppers Drug Mart donate $22,252.00 to the campaign.

Waypoints' Stop the Hurting, Start the Healing campaign was the Fort McMurray recipient of $22,252.00 from the Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Foundation thanks to the Thickwood and Downtown locations.

The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign gave customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to an organization that makes a difference to women’s health in their own communities during the month of October.

Thickwood Associate-Owner Carole Zachkewich, Downtown Associate-Owner Bryan Ludlow and staff chose the FMFCS Capital Campaign for Fort McMurray.

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Above: Thickwood Associate-Owner Carole Zachkewich and staff presented the cheque of $22,252.00 to the Family Crisis campaign at their Christmas Party at Smitty’s Restaurant.


Thank you the following companies and organisations for their generous support of our campaign:


United Way



North Star Ford

Home Hardware




Jason Beck
Communications & Community Impact Coordinator
100-130 Prospect Drive, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 2Z5

Tel: 587-537-8903 ext 117
Cell: 780-742-5123

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A community free of domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault and abuse and homelessness.


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To lead in improving the fundamental safety and health of individuals, families and communities.

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