News release

Deputy Minister Swims Across Harbour for United Way

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal deputy minister David Darrow is going to great lengths to support the United Way. In fact, Mr. Darrow has challenged his department to raise more than $2,500 to see him swim across Halifax Harbour on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

"I've thought about doing this for a couple of years," said Mr. Darrow. "I'm excited by this challenge and I'm confident that my colleagues will raise a little extra this year to support this great cause."

The department's webmaster, Kevin Doran, will swim with Mr. Darrow as he braves the harbour at noon. Starting the swim from the Woodside Ferry Terminal and ending it near Bishop's Landing, the pair estimate it will take them about an hour to complete.

For over 50 years, the government of Nova Scotia has contributed to the United Way of Canada. Every year more than 1,600 provincial government employees make donations. The government employee campaign begins in October. Contributions stay in the community and help fund 57 agencies and over 100 programs. To learn more or to donate, please visit www.unitedwayhalifax.ca .

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Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal deputy minister David Darrow is going to great lengths to support the United Way.

In fact, Mr. Darrow has challenged his department to raise more than 25-hundred dollars to see him swim across Halifax Harbour on Wednesday, August 25th.

Mr. Darrow says he's excited by the challenge and confident that his colleagues will raise a little extra this year to support a great cause.

The department's webmaster, Kevin Doran, has agreed to accompany Mr. Darrow as he braves the harbour at noon.

Starting the swim from the Woodside Ferry Terminal and ending it near Bishop's Landing, the pair estimate it will take them about an hour.

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