Town and County declare April 19 to 25 National Volunteer Week in Town of Vegreville and County of Minburn

Author: Kaleb Brink Posted on: Apr 21, 2020

Joint Release with County of Minburn

Volunteers make invaluable contributions to our communities each day, and their selfless efforts to help others are even more apparent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether these contributions are made in local ag societies, 4H Clubs, delivering meals to house-bound neighbours, or through community organizations – their unwavering determination to improve the lives of others is truly remarkable. Volunteers are the backbone of rural Alberta. 

Both Council and Staff at the County of Minburn and Town of Vegreville hope that their joint proclamation to declare April 19 to 25 National Volunteer Week in both municipalities shows volunteers how grateful they are for their efforts.

The Proclamation Reads:

WHEREAS, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Vegreville & County of Minburn feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, mentor our children, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, Vegreville & County of Minburn volunteers are young, old, families, workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the collective result of the work done by our volunteers is that Vegreville & County of Minburn is a more desirable and safer place to live; and

WHEREAS, fundraising, tutoring, building or delivering hampers, delivering food, cutting grass or removing snow, visiting a senior, being a board, coalition or committee member, organizing a food drive, coaching, making a community event or program possible; and

WHEREAS, organizations in Vegreville & County of Minburn that rely on volunteers include such fundamental organizations as Vegreville Transportation Services Society, Food Bank, Christmas Bureau, Preschool Association, KidSport, Kinsmen and Kinette Club, Lion’s Club, Senior Citizens Sunshine Club, Rotary Club, Elk Lodge and Royal Purple Lodge, Heather Curling Club, Agricultural Societies, Lavoy Action Society, Ranfurly Senior Citizen’s Club, Warwick Ladies Club just to name a few; and

WHEREAS, join us and print out the “Cheers to Volunteers” poster or make your own and decorate your windows, then use the hashtags #VegrevilleTogether #CheersToVolunteers #NVW2020 to share your pictures of support to social media; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Tim MacPhee, by and with the advice and consent of the Council of the Town of Vegreville, and I Roger Konieczny, Reeve of the County of Minburn, do hereby proclaim April 19-25, 2020, as National Volunteer Week, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by volunteers in our community.

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Additional resources 

For more information, please contact:

Audra Kropielnicki
Communications Coordinator, County of Minburn
E: [email protected] P: 780-632-2082

Kaleb Brink
Communications Coordinator, Town of Vegreville
E: [email protected] P:780-632-2606