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Lloydminster celebrating volunteers with gift cards and breakfast

The celebration of National Volunteer Week from April 24th – 30th will be observed in the Border City as the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) department salutes the many contributions local volunteers make with a gift and an appreciation breakfast.

FCSS Lloydminster wants you to nominate someone who volunteers. Whether the individual volunteers once a week or once a year. Nominees will receive a Tim Hortons gift card and a personalized thank you card while quantities last. Nominations for community volunteers can be done on the City’s website.

FCSS Lloydminster is also hosting a volunteer appreciation pancake breakfast at the Legacy Centre, 5101 – 46 Street from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30th.

Organizers note that seating is limited, and pre-registration for entry is required. Volunteers can request a free ticket through their organization or registered business in Lloydminster. Community groups and organizations may email: [email protected] or call 780-875-6184 Ext. 2919 to order tickets.

Last year, 339 Lloydminster residents volunteered for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Lloydminster programming, totalling 6,460 volunteer hours.

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Mayor Gerald Aalbers celebrates the generosity of the community’s volunteerism as something that instills pride.

“Lloydminster is teeming with skilled workers and professionals who eagerly await their next opportunity to support large and small community events or lend a helping hand to those requiring assistance. Many also spend multi-year terms on the board of directors for many of our community’s organizations and social groups they are passionate about.”

Each year, the third or fourth week in April is set aside as National Volunteer Week to recognize and thank volunteers across Canada for the time and energy they contribute to their respective communities.

Patrick Lancaster, Manager, Social Programs and Services, says,”Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours to the workforce, and some organizations depend on volunteerism. Whether it’s raising funds for a local arts program or serving food and beverages to those deserving of a hot, fresh meal, volunteers play an important and impactful role within the Lloydminster community and region. If you know someone who spends even just a few minutes helping others, be sure to extend your gratitude throughout and well beyond National Volunteer Week.”

Residents wanting volunteer opportunities may register for a Volunteer Connector account at Lloydminster.ca/Volunteering.

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