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Local officials lend their time to support Volunteers

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November 23, 2017 - 1:32 PM

SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN, BC (Wed Nov. 22). The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is hosting a Holiday Season ON-LINE Auction starting Friday Nov 24 at 8 am ending Sunday, Dec. 10 at 12 Midnight.

Auction proceeds support volunteer programs, informing residents of where volunteers are needed and promoting volunteerism and its benefits to the community.

Demonstrating their support for Volunteerism, by providing auction items the public can bid on, are several officials. MP Richard Cannings is offering an early morning bird watching for a group of up to 6 people. A renowned natural historian, Richard has worked tirelessly to protect B.C.’s great outdoors. He served for over a decade on the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board and for eight years as co-chair on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. He is also an author of a dozen award-winning books on the natural history of British Columbia.  Until his election, Richard served as a director on the board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and worked with Bird Studies Canada, coordinating surveys on the status of Canada’s bird populations.

MP Dan Albas, MLA Dan Ashton, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit and Police Superintendent De Jager are all offering their time in support of volunteerism.  The public is invited to bid on a lunch for two with any of these officials. 

Fire Chief Larry Watkinson is offering a ride to school or work on a Penticton Fire Truck. And AREA 27 Founder and President, Bill Drossos is offering Laps around the AREA 27 Track.

There are numerous other auction items from local businesses including car detailing, handyman services, gift baskets and yoga and fitness classes. 

Anyone interested bidding can find information at www.volunteercentre.info.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is a registered Charity whose mission is build a vibrant community by connecting people through meaningful involvement.

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