Volunteers invited to recognition night

Ponoka’s cadre of volunteers will get a well deserved pat on the back next week.

As part of National Volunteer Week April 10 to 16, a volunteer recognition event hosted by FCSS will take place at the Kinsmen Community Centre April 14 beginning at 6 p.m. with a volunteer trade show.

People can come and learn about the volunteer opportunities in the community,” said Kimberly McMurray, program co-ordinator with FCSS.

The program begins at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme for volunteer week, is Volunteers: Passion. Action. Impact.

McMurray said the winner of the Morna Chorney Heart and Soul Award will be announced that night. The award is given to an individual in the community who has been involved with volunteering for an extensive amount of time.

Guest speaker is David Adie, a teacher, humourist, lecturer and adventurer. He was the first person to run the length of the Great Wall of China, which led him to develop Steps2Peace, a program that promotes communication, understanding and acceptance between children. His stories give insights into overcoming obstacles and achieving a goal.

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