“High River has hundreds of amazing volunteers and we want everyone to show their appreciation for the incredible work they do throughout the community,” said Kate Tymstra, coordinator for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).
The theme for this year is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.” Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to be successful, grow and be resilient.
National Volunteer Week will be celebrated in the following ways:
- April 10 to 16 will be proclaimed as National Volunteer Week in High River.
- A special flag celebrating volunteers will be flown at the Town Office.
- A Community Café will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 13 between 5-8 p.m. at the downtown Colossi’s (114 4 Avenue S.W.). Connect with your community in a casual “come and go” atmosphere. Complimentary drinks and appetizers. Thank you volunteers! Everyone is welcome. More information at www.ourhighriver.com.
- April 15 and 16 community volunteers can help re-vitalize the Culture Centre.
“In 2015 alone, FCSS had 31 volunteers who provided over 1400 volunteer hours driving residents to appointments, shoveling sidewalks and helping file taxes,” says Tymstra.
The Town is also taking this opportunity to encourage anyone looking to make a difference to find a cause that means something to them and volunteer their time to support it. A list of current volunteer opportunities in High River can be found at www.highriver.ca under the Residents then FCSS menu, or by calling 403-603-3426.