David Darrow, Nova Scotia’s senior deputy minister, will take the plunge in his harbour swim in support of the United Way on Thursday, Aug. 21.
Fully recovered from an injury last year, Mr.
Darrow has amped up his commitment and brought together a team to join him, which he will lead across Halifax Harbour. The swim is to raise funds for the Provincial Government Employees United Way campaign.
Mr. Darrow’s team includes:
— Dan McDougall, deputy minister, Municipal Affairs, first-time swimmer
— Joachim Stroink, MLA, Halifax Chebucto, first-time swimmer
— Kevin Doran, webmaster, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, fourth-time swimmer
— Sue Lapierre, Halifax United Way, first-time swimmer
“I’m excited to take on this challenge again for such a great cause,” said Mr. Darrow. “We have some first-time swimmers on the team this year and I’m glad they were up for taking the plunge with me.”
The swim will start at the Woodside Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth at 11:45 a.m. and will end at Bishop’s Landing around 12:15. Those coming to cheer them on can enjoy a barbecue in support of the United Way.
This year’s goal is to raise $3,000 for the United Way Community fund that helps communities in desperate need. Visit www.unitedwayhalifax.ca to donate.
For those who can’t make it to the Halifax waterfront, be sure to watch the live feed at www.gov.ns.ca/unitedway .
For more than 50 years, the provincial government has contributed to the United Way of Canada. Every year, more than 1,600 provincial employees make donations. The government employee campaign begins in October. Contributions stay in the community and help fund 57 agencies and more than 100 programs. To learn more or to donate, visit www.unitedwayhalifax.ca .