It has been our tradition to host a Volunteer Recognition Banquet each year during the month of June. Last year and again this year, we were not going to break tradition.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2021, we hosted our second Virtual Volunteer Banquet in celebration of our volunteer team and their achievements during the pandemic. It was also an opportunity to reconnect with those volunteers who have temporarily stepped back from their volunteer role.
This year we invited our volunteers to tell the stories of their personal volunteer experience. We shared messages of thanks from our clients and members who were directly impacted by the kindness and generosity of our volunteer team. Our entertainment was provided by our talented volunteer performers and the evening ended with a video snapshot of our volunteers in action.
Our event focused on the strength and resilience of the volunteer spirit. The evening was held in recognition of the volunteer contributions over the past year and was a bridge to when we re-open and welcome our entire volunteer team back to the centre.
We thank our volunteers for their commitment, dedication and compassion. The lyrics in our volunteer tribute song, written by Jerry Rush and Dianne-Erdos-Rush say it best – “Thank you, for being you.”
We recorded the Virtual Volunteer Banquet, so please click HERE to view the full event.