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Penticton Volunteer Week ends with Thank You Breakfast

‘Volunteers Matter’ pancake breakfast is at Gyro Park on Saturday morning

What sets Penticton apart is the amount of people willing to give back to the community by volunteering.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre wants to say thank you to all those volunteers by hosting a pancake breakfast and all the trimmings with help from Total Restoration at Gyro Park on Saturday, April 22 from 8 to 11 a.m.

“We’re so fortunate to have such a connected community that is always willing to step up and give back to Penticton,” said Mayor Julius Bloomfield. “Whether it is for events big or small or a commitment that lasts year round, Penticton’s volunteers are what gives the city its energy. That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to play a part in saying thank-you.”

The breakfast will wrap-up National Volunteer Week in Canada. The week is a chance to thank the person coaching a sports team, helping at the food bank or taking tickets at a cultural event, and the SOS Volunteer Centre has a special thank you planned for this Saturday – with pancakes and all the fixings.

“The SOS Volunteer Centre is proud to wrap up National Volunteer week in Penticton at Total Restoration Presents Volunteers Matter,” said Subrina Monteith, executive director at the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre. “Volunteers are critical parts of healthy vibrant communities and we want to let them know they are appreciated.”

This year’s volunteer appreciation event has over 200 volunteers who have RSVP’d to attend and more information is available at

“Total Restoration puts a great deal of emphasis on supporting the community through volunteerism,” said Tracy Van Raes, manager of marketing and community. “We are thrilled to be supporting this celebration of volunteers and sure to say hello to the Total Team who will be serving up pancakes on Saturday morning.”

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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