In honour of volunteerism and its many forms, the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is hosting an awards ceremony to kick off National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29).
Prior to the nominations closing at the end of March the public submitted 52 nominations in seven award categories. Awards will be given out at the Pillar Community Innovation Awards Gala on April 22 at the Days Inn.
Mike Potgieter, president of the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre, is pleased to announce the nominees in the following categories:
Donna Van Egmond
Tracy Van Raes
2016 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Breakfast for Learning
Knitting Club for South Okanagan Women in Need
Meals on Wheels
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Penticton
Outstanding community group:
Auxiliary to the Penticton Hospital
Penticton Legion Branch 40
Penticton United Church
Penticton Hospice Volunteer Group
Orchard House Monthly Band Jams and The Yard Katz Band
Peach City Radio Society
Penticton RCMP Community Policing Volunteers
Volunteer Gift Shop at The Penticton Regional Hospital
Bob Handfield — South Okanagan Naturalists Club
Dale Belvedere — South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls
Tanya Behardien — Penticton and District Community Resources Society
Brandy Maslowski — Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Baran — Ooknakane Friendship Centre
Business gives back:
Carrie Few — Penticton Yoga Therapy
Felts Photo Service
Poplar Grove and Vanilla Pod
Valley First Credit Union
Tickets for the Volunteer Awards Gala are sold out. To support volunteerism in your community you can register as a volunteer and/or give back through donating via their website at www.volunteercentre.info , by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-888-576-5661.
To volunteer in your community go to www.volunteercentre.info and click on Browse Opportunities.
The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is a registered Charity that provides educational supports and resources free to residents interested in volunteering.