Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano and the City of Fernie in conjunction with Columbia Power Corporation hosted a volunteer luncheon at the Senior’s Centre on Nov. 27.
“On behalf of the City of Fernie, I want to extend sincere thanks to every volunteer that we have in this community,” said Giuliano in an address to the many volunteers that gathered at the lunch. “I’m not really sure that there are words adequate enough to describe a volunteer…volunteers are love in motion. Volunteers are the heart of any community...we want you to know that you are appreciated not just today but all year through.”
Volunteer of the Year, Kevin McIsaac spoke to the crowd about the benefits of having a good volunteer base in the community.
"Don't forget one of the most important jobs of the volunteer, finding more volunteers, said McIsaac.
“Get out there and talk about volunteering. Most people are happy to help if they're asked. So ask."
Councilor Dan McSkimming emceed the event and a group of volunteers catered the luncheon.
Giuliano said a special thank you to Audrey Repin from Columbia Power Corporation for initially telling her about the grant for a volunteer luncheon.