Chatham Maroons-Operation Cover Up Night

You are already aware of the number of individuals and families that are served by “Operation Cover Up” each year.

 We feel our “Chatham Maroons-Operation Cover Up Night” is another way of drawing people’s attention to the ongoing need for winter coats, especially children’s coats.

“Hockey Fans everywhere dress warmly when they attend a game to cheer on their Home team.  How can we turn a blind eye to the fact that there are those less fortunate in Chatham-Kent that can’t afford a warm winter coat for themselves or their children? “

The Chatham Maroons would like to encourage their fans to bring their gently used Winter Coats to the game, Sunday, October 12th vs the Leamington Flyers at Memorial Arena. Game time is 7 pm. Volunteers will be on hand to collect the coats in the Main Lobby.

Children’s coats and men’s plus sizes are especially needed!  We would really appreciate it if you could help us with this endeavour!!

For further information Contact: Tom Heath, Chatham Maroons Community Relations Volunteer @ 519-355-8224 or United Way of Chatham – Kent @ 519-354-0430

Correction re Operation Cover-Up Sponsorship

United Way officials would like to make a correction with regard to one of its special sponsors for “Operation Cover-Up”.  The Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services were listed as a contributing sponsor.  For the past 20 years, the Chatham-Kent Professional Fire Fighters Association has been a co-sponsor of this great program.  It is important for the general public to know that the used winter coats are picked up – off-hours – by Association Volunteers – not during the hours they are employed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Service.  

United Way expresses its regret for this error and wishes to acknowledge – and thank – the members of the Chatham-Kent Professional Fire Fighters Association for their ongoing gifts of time and talent to this worthwhile community building project.

Zombies are coming to Chatham-Kent

 RUN FOR YOUR LIFE because zombies are taking over Chatham-Kent! Think you have what it takes to outrun the undead and survive the Zombie Apocalypse?  Try your luck on October 25th at the first Running Dead- Zombie Run! 

This 5km fun run features various obstacles including zombies ready to infect anyone who gets too close!  Here’s how it works: each runner will receive a flag belt with three “health” flags. If you make it to the end of the course with at least one flag intact you have survived the Zombie Apocalypse. If all your flags have been removed by zombies you have become infected but are welcome to finish the course. 

Runners are encouraged to dress up but not allowed to bring any weapons or replica weapons to the race. Any shoving, hitting or kicking of zombies will not be allowed. Sure, the zombies look real, and are pretty scary, but everyone is here to have fun. 

Not only are we looking for people who wish to run, we are also in need of people to dress up as zombies. Zombies will be required to arrive in costume and spend the afternoon chasing, taunting and frightening runners. 

The run for your life begins at 3:00 p.m. at CM Wilson Conservation Area. For full rules and to sign up to run or be a zombie please visit

All proceeds from this event go towards the 2014 United Way Campaign, which supports over 30 agencies and programs in our community. 

If you have any questions about this event please contact Margery Muharrem at