“From Pincher Creek to Peace River, communities across our province are made stronger by the contributions of dedicated volunteers,” said Progressive Conservative Culture & Tourism Critic and MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster, Dr. Richard Starke. “Thousands of charitable and not-for-profit organizations rely on the generosity of Alberta’s many volunteers to fuel their operations and deliver essential services across a variety of sectors.”
Last year, an astonishing 70 per cent of Albertans spent time volunteering in their communities. This generosity of spirit was highlighted during last May’s devastating wildfires that swept through the Wood Buffalo region, when tens of thousands of Albertans stepped up to help in whatever way they could.
“Volunteerism has always been an integral part of who we are as Albertans and this week, we celebrate those who give their time and energy to make life better for so many in our province,” said Starke. “Whether it’s raising funds for local arts organizations, assembling hampers at the food bank, caring for abandoned pets or serving meals to the homeless, our volunteers always go above and beyond. On behalf of my Progressive Conservative caucus colleagues, I would like to extend our gratitude for all they do for our communities.”