AN OPEN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE MISSISSIPPI MILLS VOLUNTEERS
WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Hosted by The Almonte Civitan Club and the Municipality of Mississippi Mills
ALMONTE CIVITAN CLUB
500 ALMONTE STREET
STARTS AT 5PM
WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2016
HUG Your Kids, Pet Your dog, Get out for a Walk but MOST importantly thank a Volunteer!
By Alice Puddington, President Almonte Civitan
This year Canadians are gearing up to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 10 through 16. In Mississippi Mills we are gearing up to celebrate too. Mississippi Mills Council is proud of and wish to recognize these members of our community who enrich the lives of those around them and help make our community a strong and vital place to live. April 5th Council officially has designated this week to highlight our local volunteers.
Come help celebrate!
We hear much about volunteering and volunteerism. As early as high school, students in Ontario must give 40 hours of their time to volunteering as a graduation requirement. This is an admirable beginning to something that often lasts through to the grave.
Mississippi Mills depends on volunteers. The Arts are thriving. Been to our hospital or schools lately? How about the Hub, Hub Hospice, Mills Corporation, Celtfest, Puppets Up, Lions Club, SCRIMM, Legion or the Almonte Civitan Club? Churches, Firefighters, Recreation Associations, Municipal Committees and Boards, Sports Groups …. this list isn’t complete. We do know that without Volunteers these groups could not function.
How many dedicated, hardworking and committed volunteers do you know in Mississippi Mills? Some have a limited amount of time to give. But they give it! Volunteers I know who are retired, as I am, may have many hours each week to give. Either way what volunteers contribute is valuable and makes a difference to the quality of life we all enjoy living in MM.
Think for a minute about what each volunteer and volunteer group contributes. How different our lives would be if we were without these spirited, creative and industrious folks. Volunteers are the “roots of strong communities” or so Volunteer Canada says. What say you?
Volunteer Week gives us all the chance to say “thank you” to our Volunteers, to meet volunteers from other groups and to celebrate what volunteers do. The Almonte Civitan Club invites you to come to a wine and cheese reception from 5 pm on Wed. 13 at 500 Almonte Street. Come Celebrate!