Show your spirit Comox Valley

From Cranbrook, to Surrey and all points in between, the excitement of the 2010 Winter Games is building as the Olympic Flame travels to community celebrations all across the province.

Volunteers make sights like this one in Salmon Arm and events like the one at bottom left possible.

From Cranbrook, to Surrey and all points in between, the excitement of the 2010 Winter Games is building as the Olympic Flame travels to community celebrations all across the province.

When the Olympic Torch Relay returned to B.C. recently, one of the first stops was in Cranbrook, where volunteers helped last week to stage a celebration that included special entertainment and a flame-lighting ceremony.

With thousands of people attending, it underscored that volunteers are one of the most important components of Cranbrook’s community celebration.

“Volunteers are vital to our success,” says Chris New, member of the local task force that organized the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Community Celebration in Cranbrook on Jan. 22.

“This event brought the excitement of the 2010 Winter Games to the region, and our volunteers played a vital role in helping Cranbrook residents share their pride in their community,” New continued.

The Cranbrook task force recruited volunteers for the Torch Relay Celebration using VolWeb.ca, a website that connects volunteers with events in their community. It’s free for both volunteers and event organizers, and registration is fast and easy.

VolWeb.ca was created by 2010 Legacies Now, with support from the Province of British Columbia, to help organizations that plan community events, like festivals, fundraisers and sport competitions find volunteers.

The City of Surrey, which is officially designated as an Olympic Venue City, also recruited volunteers for its Celebration Site at Holland Park using VolWeb.ca. During the Games, Surrey will be transformed into a celebration of Olympic spirit, community pride, art and excitement with the help of more than 600 volunteers.

Without volunteers, these and other community celebrations around the province would not be possible. By volunteering for one day or one weekend, you can contribute to the health of your community. You can also have fun, meet new people and gain new skills.

The rewards are endless, and will stay with you long after the event is over.

Visit VolWeb.ca today to find more volunteer opportunities in your community.

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