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South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Award Winners announced

May Simpson, left, and Judy Jeffries win Volunteer of the Year Award
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April 25, 2017 - 10:53 AM

This week is National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29, 2017), a time to recognize and celebrate volunteerism and its many forms.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre hosted an Awards Ceremony on April 22 to start the week off. 

Congratulations to all 52 nominations in seven Award Categories. 




Mike Potgieter, President of the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre, is pleased to announce the following winners.

Volunteer Award: May Simpson and Judy Jeffries
Volunteer Project-YES Project
Community Group: Penticton Hospice Volunteer Group
Youth Award- Victoria Richie
Newcomer Volunteer: Nita Khanal
Executive Director: Tanya Behardien
Business Gives Back- Valley First Credit Union

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is a registered Charity that provides educational supports and resources free to residents interested in volunteering. 

We thank all 30,000 residents who volunteer in our community and all the volunteer projects and non-profit organizations and businesses who give back and make our communities richer by their presence.

To register as a volunteer in your community and find your volunteer opportunity go to and click on Browse Opportunities.

Contact the Volunteer Centre by e-mailing or calling 1-888-576-5661.

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