A million volunteer hours

Jeans & Jersey guests at the Sawmill Banquet Centre

A couple of weeks ago L & I were out on a very rare tequila bender and our drinking buddies asked us what was new.  I should clarify that party nights have not become rare  because we are now old and uncool; but rather the extended recovery time we now need cuts into our weekend shopping, working out and blogging time.  Anyway…we were very excited to report on our recent volunteer activities at the Mustard Seed, the Muttart Conservatory, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  Our buddies started laughing and asked ‘”are you trying to log a million volunteer hours?”.  While that wasn’t our original plan we’ve decided to start keeping track and have added this lofty goal to our bucket lists.

I want to share 3 opportunities for any of you who like volunteering as much as we do:
On April 7 I attended the Co-operators Jeans & Jersey Dinner & Auction in support of the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.  Sports fans dressed in their most comfortable jeans and favorite jersey and enjoyed a truly unique fundraiser.  The Jeans & Jersey committee is looking for additional committee members for the 2012 event.  In you’re interested call Kate at 780-492-6025.
L & I are proud to be part of the volunteer organizing committee for the 2011 Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk in suppport of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.  We are Course Captains and we are still looking to recruit volunteer marshalls to cheer and direct participants along the route and reinforce traffic control.  Please look on-line for volunteer details.  Girls: guys from the Edmonton Fire Department will also be helping along the course.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is looking for a few more people to  join the 2011 Edmonton organizing committee for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.  Check out www.cbcf.org or email solson@cbcf.org for more details.
One Response to “A million volunteer hours”
  1. Nana Thaver says:

    Hey if you/your readers are looking for other volunteer opportunities check out volunteeredmonton.com, they have tons listed through that site.
    ps. I made a goal of 50 hours for 2011….and am at 20.5, kinda excited. 🙂

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