Volunteer appreciation BBQ

CVSPCS Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue June 2017

Volunteers, office staff and Board members of Senior Peer Support gathered at the Air Force Beach Pavillion June 28th for a BBQ. The weather was perfect, food plentiful and our chefs Al and Dixon did a great job with the grill. This year we had an amazing selection of salads, desserts and appetizers. Pam made a homemade ginger lemonade which was most appreciated.

We had some animation and amusing moments with the children of the French immersion school who were having their school beach day and  who took a short cut through our area to get to the washrooms.

Photo credit – Michael Higgins.

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Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

This year we will be celebrating the amazing work of our dedicated volunteers with a potluck picnic at Simms Park, Courtenay, on the 26th June.

All Senior Support volunteers and their family or companions are invited to attend and to bring a dish to share.

The Board will provide cold drinks for all.

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AGM in April.

The annual General Meeting of the Senior Peer Support Society will be held on the 25th April 2017 at 12.00pm at the Comox Recreation Centre.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served after the meeting.

I hope all of our volunteers will be there at this very important meeting and any of the public who are interested in what we do.

Jenny Gohl


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Monthly volunteer meetings.

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month volunteers attend a meeting. The first is held at 491B 4th Street, Courtenay and the second is held at the Comox Rec Centre, Noel Ave. Comox. The meetings start at 12.00 and tea and coffee are served. Some bring a bag lunch to eat during the meeting.

The first meeting is all about volunteers and their clients. It is a time to talk to other volunteers about any problems with your client or to share a story about your client. The clients name is not mentioned so confidentiality is kept.

The second meeting is an educational meeting with an invited speaker. We encourage volunteers to submit topics they would to learn more about.

Anyone interested in learning more about Senior Support is welcome to attend.

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Message from the Chair

Hello and Welcome!

Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling is here to support the emotional needs of vulnerable seniors in our beautiful valley. We are a volunteer-driven non-profit Society with over 60 volunteers who support an equal number of senior clients. We can be reached through our office: 250-871-5940 or through E-mail: seniorpeercounselling@shaw.ca

We try to be quickly responsive to calls for senior support. This depends, of course, on the availability of a strong contingent of ready volunteers. If you would like to help by becoming a volunteer, please give us a call and we will be happy to include you in our numbers. All volunteers receive training and support.

Jenny Gohl, Chairperson, Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society

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