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National volunteer challenge coming to Kelowna

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February 01, 2017 - 3:59 PM

KELOWNA - As part of Canada’s 150th birthday, Kelowna is looking for volunteers. A lot of volunteers.

The city has joined the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge, which aims to get locals to put in 150,000 hours of volunteer work for 2017, according to a press release. Mayor Colin Basran says it should be easy for a city of 128,000 to reach the goal.

“What if everyone gave one to two hours of time to volunteering in one year?” Basran says.

Residents track their time volunteered through an app, which will also help participants locate opportunities. It’s run by Kelowna based tech company Volinspire.

The challenge runs all of 2017. It was started in Ottawa with Volunteer Ottawa and Volunteer Canada; locally Kelowna Community Resourcesis is partnering with the city.

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