volunteers

Left to right, Bud Cary, S.S. Sicamous Society treasurer, and Matt Verboeket hold up the $5,000 donation from CN that will go towards restoring Tug #6 for public tours. The goal is to have it ready in 2023. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

S.S. Sicamous Society receives $5k for tugboat restoration

The donation from CN will go towards making the tug ship-shape and tour-ready

 

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

 

The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)

Volunteers sought for Okanagan bat count

Bat counts help biologists better understand the local bat population and monitor for white-nose syndrome

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Take the steps now’: Regional district issues emergency-preparation reminder

‘Identify where you and your family could stay if an evacuation order is issued,’ says the RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is urging people to prepare ahead of time before potential disasters prompt evacuation orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is marking the first annual National Volunteer Week in Penticton from April 24 to 30. (Photo: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

South Okanagan residents invited to participate in ‘Community Champions’ program

Regional District launched the program during Volunteer Week

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is marking the first annual National Volunteer Week in Penticton from April 24 to 30. (Photo: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki has declared April 24 to 30, 2022, as National Volunteer Week in the city. (Photo: City of Penticton)

Mayor John Vassilaki declares April 24 to 30 National Volunteer Week in Penticton

A special pancake breakfast dedicated to local volunteers will be held at Gyro Park April 30

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki has declared April 24 to 30, 2022, as National Volunteer Week in the city. (Photo: City of Penticton)
Linda and Doug Dahl were recognized for their long volunteer service in Kaleden. (RDOS)

Kaleden couple recognized for 13 years of volunteer firefighting

Linda and Doug Dahl are busy with many other volunteer activities outside of firefighting

Linda and Doug Dahl were recognized for their long volunteer service in Kaleden. (RDOS)
Keremeos’ Community Garden is open for everyone, and a newer, far larger garden is underway across from the Ambrosia housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Volunteers sought for Keremeos’ new community garden

The goal is to have the garden ready to go for the coming growing season

Keremeos’ Community Garden is open for everyone, and a newer, far larger garden is underway across from the Ambrosia housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Penticton Seniors Drop In Centre’s Liz Hansen and several other volunteers make up the 10,000th meal served to seniors on Tuesday, June 8. The meal program started because of COVID restrictions. A new program has been initiated to help seniors who used to volunteer. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre launches new program for senior volunteers

Healthy Connections focuses on seniors who have once been active in volunteer work

Penticton Seniors Drop In Centre’s Liz Hansen and several other volunteers make up the 10,000th meal served to seniors on Tuesday, June 8. The meal program started because of COVID restrictions. A new program has been initiated to help seniors who used to volunteer. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)

Honour given to veteran Vernon volunteer

Abbeyfield House recognizes Margaret Naylor

Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold its volunteer Pitch-In event April 22 to 24. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to hold Pitch-In event

Event planned for April 22 to 24 coincides with National Volunteer Week

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold its volunteer Pitch-In event April 22 to 24. (Black Press file photo)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Outpouring of volunteerism gets Okanagan charity ready for new year

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners gets help with renovations over winter break

Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Speed Watch program back in action with schools back in session

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders