National Volunteer Week highlights best of volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week and volunteers from Coaldale attended an event on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate. A number of volunteers from the town were honoured and presented with awards from the Family and Community Support Services to showcase the hard work they do in the community.

“What we decided to do as an organization is to honour those volunteers who support our programs, but also others and give them a gift of appreciation. That includes a little package of a seed starter kit. For them helping us grow as a community we’re helping them start a little garden. What they did is folks from across the region nominated volunteers and they sent us their names. Then we went around to all these different communities, including Coaldale, to honour those volunteers and to appreciate them and to give them their little gift,” said Kaitlynn Weaver, the Outreach Services Supervisor for the Family and Community Support Services.

Organizers from the Family and Community Support Services said they also presented awards to volunteers from Picture Butte and Stirling earlier this week.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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