|Description: A black and white photograph of an unidentified of group of people participating in a paper airplane throwing contest inside the Great Hall at Mississauga Civic Centre. A woman wearing a white, long sleeved blouse and a long skirt is seen throwing a paper airplane. Standing at the bottom of the stairs with a clip board in his hand is Liv Babra, a production coordinator for the City of Mississauga. Pat Saito is identified standing in the background; Ms Saito was a former tour guide for the Civic Centre. Also identified is Maureen Pouge (?).|
A paper airplane throwing contest took place in the Civic Centre Great Hall as part of a fundraising event for United Way.
United Way of Peel has been helping the local communities of Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga since its inception in 1967. United Way of Canada came into being with the Community Chests and Councils division of the Canadian Welfare Council formed in 1939 to deal with issues of health and welfare planning during the Great Depression. In 1975 it adopted the United Way name. The United Way of Peel in actively involved in sponsoring conferences, workshops and seminars on various social issues and its research has helped to created services in Peel such as Interim Place for battered woman, Our Place Peel for homeless youth, and Mississauga Community Legal Services. The City of Mississauga is actively involved with raising money for United Way by hosting and organizing several fundraising events with employees and the public.