Lions show gratitude to Fernie volunteers

The Fernie Lions Club hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on February 23 at the Fernie Royal Canadian Legion.

Fernie Mayor Mary Guiliano and Lions President Rick Ganter.

Fernie Mayor Mary Guiliano and Lions President Rick Ganter.

The Fernie Lions Club hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on February 23 at the Fernie Royal Canadian Legion. The dinner is held every year as a thank you to all those non-Lions members who come out and help with various projects, including the annual demolition derby. There were approximately 80 people in attendance, including Fernie Mayor Mary Guiliano. Lions President Rick Ganter said, “Without you, the volunteers, we couldn’t do half of what we do. This year was especially challenging, with having to move to new grounds for the demolition derby. We would put out the call for help and people would show up with hammers and drills; I wouldn’t even know your names, but you came, and for that we thank you.”