Cowichan United Way campaign kicking off Saturday with breakfast in the park

The United Way is ready for a new campaign year with a brand new kick-off spot: Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan.

A pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon will kick off the United Way’s 2014 campaign in style.

"We’re excited to be in the centre of town," said Heather Gardiner, interim advisor at United Way Cowichan. "After talking with local community leaders, donors and businesses, we made the decision to bring the event back to the people and hold it in a place that it is accessible to everyone. This is a going to be a great fall gathering, and we encourage everyone to stop in for a morning of fun, and to reconnect with friends and colleagues."

The morning line-up includes "infamous" singing duo Dennis and Andy who are guaranteed to rev up the heart rate with toe-tapping music and family-friendly frivolity. Also performing will be the local trio of singer/songwriters, PixElle. Pancakes, sausages and the works will round out the offering.

Thrifty Foods (Mill Bay and Duncan stores) and the Rotary Club of Duncan are sponsoring the food and cooking up a mighty breakfast for everyone.

All funds raised at the event will go towards local community programs and services that invest in the well-being of families, connect seniors with their community and help kids be all they can be.

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