Volunteer appreciation BBQ

Volunteer, Ruth Rivington, honoured for 20 years of service on June 11, 2019 at the Society AGM is pictured here with Pam Willis, Society Manager, on the left and Jenny Gohl, Board Chair on the right.

Volunteers, Staff and Board members of Senior Support gathered at the Air Force Beach Pavillion June 11th for our Annual General Meeting followed by a BBQ. We like to gather at Air Force Beach since it is a location that fits us all, and offers shelter when needed. The weather was excellent, our AGM comprehensive and short, the barbecue fun and the company – first class! Special recognition was given to Ruth Rivington, our longest serving volunteer (1999!). Thank you, Ruth! You are an inspiration to us all.

Volunteer, Alfons, was our barbecue chef. Prior to the event when Alfons was asked ‘How are you on a barbecue?’, Alfons replied, ‘Not good. I squeal a lot’. Despite that warning, burgers were adeptly flipped, there were no squeals, but lots of smiles. Thanks, Alfons for your barbecuing skills. :)

Photo credit – Jon Toogood

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THE GRAND PARADE: June 1, 2019

And….we are off! The Grand Parade – a walk to celebrate being older, to celebrate the contributions of seniors; a walk to raise awareness about the needs of older citizens in our Comox Valley community.

On June 1st Comox Valley Senior Support Society and Glacier View Lodge Society partnered to host the first THE GRAND PARADE walk in the Comox Valley. The event was well attended, a good time was had by all, and our two non-profit groups raised funds to support our respective senior support related projects.

Sincere thanks to our partner, Glacier View Lodge, as well as all of the volunteers from our two Societies who worked so hard to make this day the success it was. Special thanks to all of TGP Sponsors for your generosity and support. Appreciation to all of the walkers who came out for the fun. Finally, thanks to the Blue Sea Foundation for the opportunity to facilitate The Grand Parade walk in the Comox Valley.

Will we do it again? You bet! The next Grand Parade walk is on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Join us.

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