by Bronco Cathcart, posted on 1:55 PM, July 2, 2015
On Friday June 12, a contingent of United Way Day of Caring volunteers arrived to help us build new docks for the waterfront. Several of our old friends from Translink returned, along with a new group of volunteers from Telus.
The project this year was to build some new docks for the waterfront. More than 15 years ago, several of this year's returning volunteers helped to build the docks that were now being replaced. Here they were, back at it again. Deja vu.
I can't say enough about the value of the UW Day of Caring program, or the volunteers like Glenda, who pulls the volunteers together every year and brings her daughter with her, Cam, who for many years, brought his talented father along to help, Tristan, who gave a day of his retirement and brought his tools along as always, or Ed and Sandy, who have retired to New Zealand but manage to be back with us almost every year for Day of Caring. These, and all of the UW Day of Caring volunteers, are people that believe in giving back to the community. Sasamat Outdoor Centre and staff have gained a lot from the Day of Caring experience.
Kudos also to Zach, our Facility Manager, for a well orchestrated project.
Thank you all.