I just came back from the first annual UNICEF Celebrity Pumpkin Carving Contest at Kildonan Place and have to take the time to thank everyone for making it a wonderful success.
Thanks to Kildonan Place, Subway and Maggie’s Pumpkin Patch. And thanks to all our celebrities, including Fred Penner and his son, CTV’s Syliva Kuzyk, Doug Speirs of the Winnipeg Free Press, Dave Angus of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Clear FM’s Billie Jo and Jay, CBC TV’s John Sauder, Breakfast Television’s Jon Cameron and John Ljungberg, Jolene Bailie of the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, and MTC’s Mairi Babb and Peter Mooney, Hot 103’s Steve Adams and Bubba B, QX104’s Mike Alan, Peter Havens of Kildonan Place, and Tom Vaeth of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Our Judges’ Choice winner was Fred Penner. Scariest pumpkin went to Breakfast Television. People’s Choice went to Kildonan Place. Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers received Honourable Mention. And Hot 103 was Runner Up.
We had a lot of fun, raised money for UNICEF’s Schools for Africa programme and put a lot of smiles on faces.
Dooley Communications manages the media relations and public relations efforts for UNICEF Canada’s Prairies Region, which overs all of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We’ve run a number of events this October as part of the annual Trick-or-Treat campaign.Â Our communications goals have been to support UNICEF’s mission of educating people about the needs of children around the world as well as to help them raise money to meet those needs. We’ve done that through publicity events, news releases, media advisories, social media (such as Facebook) and event management.