Parkinson packed for Volunteer Fair
Sep 7, 2013 / 2:29 pm
The 16th annual Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair took place Saturday and introduced more than 600 people to various local, non-profit organizations and other businesses that benefit the community.
The event was held at Parkinson Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and featured around 80 organizations ranging from local farms to law enforcement to health care and more.
"We need as many volunteers as possible," said John Reitor, Recruiting Representative for the RCMP and volunteer patroller for 16 years.
"It's a good way to give back to the community and I enjoy it, as well."
10-year-old Kaisha Knox is interested in volunteering and came to the fair with her mother to inquire about opportunities with the SPCA.
"I'd like to work with animals," she said, as she stood petting "Indy" a Great Pyrenees therapy dog that works with St. John Ambulance..
Pat Loewen has been a St. John volunteer for the past several years and was pleased to see such a large turn out. "I'm not surprised," she said. "It's been so busy, last year people couldn't get parking and this year has been even busier."
For more information on the Volunteer Fair and its participants, visit this website.
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