Town of Penetanguishene recognizes our communities hardworking volunteers

Posted on Monday April 19, 2021
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Penetanguishene - From April 18 to 24, Volunteer Canada and The Town of Penetanguishene celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW). 

In the past year, The Town of Penetanguishene has had to cancel many of our usual events that rely on our wonderful community volunteers. Although these in-person events have been canceled, our appreciation towards our volunteers remains strong.

For Winterama alone, the Town has relied on over 50+ volunteers to make “the longest running winter carnival in Ontario” a success each year. These volunteers were greatly missed this year as we transitioned the event online, however we are so grateful for the number of calls and emails offering their assistance in other ways.

Our event volunteers are just a small part of our community volunteer base. This year we are grateful for the 260+ residents that have stepped up and offered their time to volunteer at the COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Simcoe County. This is a true testament to how selfless a volunteer is. We can not thank you enough for supporting the fight against COVID-19 in our communities.

“On behalf of Council, I thank not only the volunteers from our service organizations, boards and committees, but the neighbours who have gone an extra mile this year to ensure their friends and families have the food and support they need while fighting through the pandemic” says Mayor Doug Leroux.  “This pandemic created a call to action, and I am grateful to hear the heartwarming stories of volunteers working to keep each other safe and healthy each day.”

Volunteer Canada (www.volunteer.ca)

Volunteer Canada provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences. Since 1977 they have worked closely with our network of more than 200 volunteer centers across Canada, over 1200 Volunteer Canada members, charitable and non-profit organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and government departments.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? The Town of Penetanguishene and community organizations are always looking for new faces. Please call, 705-549-7453 to find out about any current volunteering needs.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Marshall

Communications and Technology Coordinator

Town of Penetanguishene

smarshall@penetanguishene.ca

705-549-7453