Press Release December 12th, 2016
On December 5; International Volunteer Day Volunteer Ottawa and Volunteer Canada announced the launch of Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge – a nation-wide campaign to encourage Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Volunteering offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, transforming both the lives of the people who volunteer and those who benefit. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge will build on the number of volunteers in our community and engaging tens of thousands in making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Using on online platform and mobile app, participants can track their hours and share their volunteer stories. With a special focus on New Canadians, Aboriginals, seniors and youth, the challenge will culminate in a ceremony in Ottawa to recognize those individuals who contributed the most hours in each province, territory, and the city that contributed the greatest number of volunteer hours.
Anyone needing assistance with tracking their hours no fret, come see us at the Volunteer Miramichi Office at 133 Newcastle Blvd. or you can visit the Multicultural Association in Chatham and we can help track your hours.
Here in Miramichi we thrive on volunteer run festivals, sporting events and everything in between. We are a volunteer run community.
Volunteer Miramichi along with the City of Miramichi are up for this Challenge and we want to encourage the citizens to become involved as well.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has issued a challenge to other city Mayors. “I challenge the Mayors of cities across the country to encourage their citizens to take part in this philanthropic campaign in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary”, says Mayor Watson. “This will serve as an innovative and inclusive forum for Canadians from coast to coast to engage in volunteerism in their communities”.
I believe Mayor Adam Lordon is up for the challenge.