Cranbrook flies volunteer flag
Cranbrook mayor Scott Manjak and Volunteer Kootenays administrator Laurie Reed joined forces on Friday to hoist the Volunteer Canada flag at city hall. The flag will fly throughout National Volunteer Week, April 10 to 16, and Manjak also signed a proclamation, officially declaring the week Volunteer Week in Cranbrook.
“It’s the city’s way of saying ‘Thank You’,” Manjak explains. He knows that Cranbrook would not be the same without the spirit of volunteerism and countless hours citizens put in.
Thursday night, Volunteer Kootenays, in cooperation with Canadian Mental Health Association of the Kootenays, also hosted the sixth annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night. Keynote speaker was Colin Campbell, organizer behind sports events such as last year’s Hockeyville competition and the Canada Cup of Curling, coming up in November.
Volunteer Kootenays also recognized outstanding volunteers in the categories individual, family, youth and groups with awards.