Posted by Colin Heggie on Sep 28, 2021
Teresa Durning Harker introduced Julia Waldo, a retired Saskatchewan special education teacher, who is immersing herself in Vernon by taking a leadership role seeking volunteers for our Greater Vernon 2022 Winter BC Games.  Our community expects to host about 2,000 12 to 17 year old youth, between Feb 24th to 27th, requiring 1,500 to 1,800 volunteers.  The Games will follow Covid-19 protocols, so it’s likely there’ll be minimal spectators allowed, & all volunteers will need proof of vaccinations.  “Victory through Adversity” has been chosen as the theme, appropriately!  20 different sports, including those for “special” athletes, cover a range of indoor & outdoor events.  Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of leadership & less onerous roles in areas including accommodation, drivers, equipment management, food services, logistics & marketing, etc.  Volunteers may include groups, like our Rotary Club, for some chores.  Julia is in particular need of a marketing team, & hopes some of our “seasoned & connected” members might be up for that.  For more information, visit  BC Winter Games (bcgames.org) & go to the Volunteer tab.  Members might also contact our Teresa Durning Harker, who is serving as the Games’ Vice President.