Posted on: 9/18/17
DPCDSB's 30th Anniversary United Way Walk/Run/Roll event slated for Sunday, September 24
On Sunday, September 24, commencing at 10:00 a.m., the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch its 2017 United Way employee fundraising campaign with one of its most popular events, the annual Wilf Hartzenberg Walk/Run/Roll event.
Over 300 Dufferin-Peel staff, family members and friends are expected to tackle either a 2K or 5K course that starts outside the Board's Catholic Education Centre at 40 Matheson Boulevard West in Mississauga. Participants will continue west along Matheson before looping back to the finish line via Chedworth Way and Falbourne Street.
Now in its 30th year, the family-oriented event features a morning mass, activities for children, BBQ and draw for prizes. The event is open to all Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board employees, their families, and friends. The annual event is named in honour of Wilf Hartzenberg, a former teacher and principal with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. An avid runner, Hartzenberg represented Canada at the Masters' Games. A member of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Hartzenberg passed away at the age of 75 in 2000.
Every year the board holds various school and board events and activities to raise funds for community agencies through ShareLife and the United Way.
WHAT: 29th Annual Wilf Hartzenberg Memorial Walk/Run/Roll
WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. 2K/5K Walk/Run/Roll
12:00 noon BBQ & Draw for Prizes
WHERE: Catholic Education Centre, 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga
Note: This event will provide many great photo opportunities with children and families participating in running, walking, and rollerblading, as well as children's activities.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Ontario. It serves over 81,000 students in 149 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With over 11,000 employees, the board is also one of the largest employers in the region.
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Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer
905-890-0708 ext. 24278