Volunteer week coming up

Rimbey’s volunteers to be recognized

Rimbey FCSS executive director Peggy Makofka and Katherine Winters, Rimbey Food Bank co-ordinator, who both sit on Rimbey Volunteer Week Committee will help distribute stars with the names of volunteers written on them to downtown businesses so they can be displayed. Treena Mielke Photo

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate volunteers and that is exactly what is happening in Rimbey.

An appreciation night for volunteers will be held on Wed., April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre auditorium.

This year, volunteer night will have a slightly different format than in previous years and the full meal will be replaced with desserts.

“We wanted something new and fresh,” said Katherine Winters and Peggy Makofka from the volunteer committee.

The ladies noted that the volunteer committee has been organizing the event for 20 years.

This year the committee has planed a theatre/dessert night. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

For the entertainment of the volunteers in attendance at Wednesday’s event, the Rimbey high school drama club will perform a play.

In keeping with the theatre theme, popcorn and soft drinks may be available as well as the desserts.

Two or three volunteers will give short presentations during the evening highlighting what volunteerism means to them.

The master of ceremonies for the event will be Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw. Ponoka County Reeve Paul McLauchlin and MLA Jason Nixon may also speak.

Rimbey volunteer week committee members are Deana Harris, Irene Steeves, Leanne MacInnis, Anita Goetz, Peggy Makofka, Cindy Bowie, Dolores Green, Nancy Adams, Alvin Goetz and Katherine Winters.

National Volunteer Week, sponsored by Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, runs from April 15 to 21 and recognizes the efforts of Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers in building confidence, competence, connections and community. This year’s theme focuses on the value of volunteering.

Volunteers, themselves benefit from giving their time, by developing new skills, building connections, advocating for causes they care about and learning from others. Many volunteers will say they get more than they give and they give a lot.

This year, Canadians are asked to reflect on the impact volunteers have had on their quality of life. Celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking a volunteer who has made a difference to you and your community.

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