Your community needs you

Many people get involved with charities and fund raising for great causes and find that contributing their time is most rewarding.

To the Editor:

Your community wants you

Have you volunteered to help an organization recently?

To the Editor:

Your community wants you

Have you volunteered to help an organization recently? Many people get involved with charities and fund raising for great causes and find that contributing their time is most rewarding.  The citizens of the Lower Similkameen Valley are generous when it comes time to donate money and others prefer to donate their time. However, there are other organizations that want new members on their Boards and Committees to help with the planning of events and the running of their organizations.

Similkameen Country Development Association is one such organization. Many of you know the great events that go on in Keremeos each year – Canada Day, The Similkameen Sizzle Pepperfest, Taste of the Valley and Christmas Light-up. These events continue because of the generous donations from our local businesses and the dedicated volunteers. Additionally, Similkameen Country acts as the Chamber of Commerce for the area and is responsible for promoting tourism and operating the Tourist Information Centre.

The current Board members and the volunteer committee members have spent many years making sure that the organization continues to provide good service to its members and producing great annual events. While they have found their experience very rewarding, some of those volunteers need a rest and want to step back for a year or two.

That’s where you come in.

Every organization appreciates having members join them who can offer fresh ideas and provide new energy to their operation and the events they sponsor. Most of you will agree that the Pepperfest offers a fun and enjoyable day for the whole family and attracts many people outside the Valley. This year several Sizzle Committee members will be stepping down as will a few long-time board members.

Similkameen Country and the various Event Committees are well organized and are able to make their tasks enjoyable and rewarding. If you feel you have a special talent or experience in decision making, organizing and promoting, then Similkameen Country wants you – particularly, if you are interested in becoming a board member, as their AGM is this month.

Please call Colleen at 250 499-5225 to find out more information and to ensure that our annual events continue.

Carroll MacLean, Keremeos

.  The citizens of the Lower Similkameen Valley are generous when it comes time to donate money and others prefer to donate their time. However, there are other organizations that want new members on their Boards and Committees to help with the planning of events and the running of their organizations.

Similkameen Country Development Association is one such organization. Many of you know the great events that go on in Keremeos each year – Canada Day, The Similkameen Sizzle Pepperfest, Taste of the Valley and Christmas Light-up. These events continue because of the generous donations from our local businesses and the dedicated volunteers. Additionally, Similkameen Country acts as the Chamber of Commerce for the area and is responsible for promoting tourism and operating the Tourist Information Centre.

The current Board members and the volunteer committee members have spent many years making sure that the organization continues to provide good service to its members and producing great annual events. While they have found their experience very rewarding, some of those volunteers need a rest and want to step back for a year or two.

That’s where you come in.

Every organization appreciates having members join them who can offer fresh ideas and provide new energy to their operation and the events they sponsor. Most of you will agree that the Pepperfest offers a fun and enjoyable day for the whole family and attracts many people outside the Valley. This year several Sizzle Committee members will be stepping down as will a few long-time board members.

Similkameen Country and the various Event Committees are well organized and are able to make their tasks enjoyable and rewarding. If you feel you have a special talent or experience in decision making, organizing and promoting, then Similkameen Country wants you – particularly, if you are interested in becoming a board member, as their AGM is this month.

Please call Colleen at 250 499-5225 to find out more information and to ensure that our annual events continue.

Carroll MacLean, Keremeos

 

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