We see it every day – volunteers leading community activities, solving community problems, lifting community spirits and improving the overall quality of life where we live. These people work hard, and deserve to be recognized for the work they do weaving our communities together. After a three year hiatus, the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society (SVCLS) is thrilled to once again be honouring valley volunteers at a free celebration during National Volunteer Week in Canada, April 16 – 23, 2023. The event is happening at the Vallican Whole Community Centre on Sunday, April 23 from 3 to 5 pm. Join us for an afternoon of tasty treats, great door prizes, socializing with neighbours, and celebrating of the power of volunteers!

“This is our fifth annual “Get Your Just Desserts”, says Val Mayes, event coordinator and SVCLS board chair. “We were so disappointed that we couldn’t hold the event for the last three years, but now we are back and ready to host a great party!”

“We wish we had room for all the volunteers in the valley, but there isn’t a hall with that much space!” she adds. With over 90 non-profit groups, from firefighters to parent advisory committees, from arts councils and historical societies to trail-maintaining groups, from early childhood supporters to seniors housing (and much more), there are so many dedicated citizens giving their time and energy that the numbers are really impressive. So instead, each group is invited to select up to five deserving folks to send to the event. These could be the group’s most active volunteers, or perhaps someone who couldn’t make it last time. Valley residents are also encouraged to suggest an individual, someone who volunteers informally rather than as part of an organization. 

The event is free to participants thanks to funding support from CBT and the RDCK (Area H). Registering early is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Send the name of the organization and the five names of the guests to svcls.event@gmail.com . The best part – the guests won’t have to do any work! More information can be found on the website at www.slocanvalleylegacy.com

Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society