volunteers

The SAFE Society’s Colleen Making was recognized for being a strong advocate, mentor and voice for the rights of youth and children in our community and abroad. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Hometown hero: Colleen Making recognized for advocating on behalf of youth and children

‘The more nurturing and support we have as a child, the more we grow healthy adults’

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association (SAMHA) administrator Roy Sakaki 
recognized SAMHA volunteers Cindy Cameron-Cherry and James Inglis as 
hometown heroes. (Contributed)

Hometown heroes: Cindy Cameron-Cherry and James Inglis step up for Salmon Arm Minor Hockey

Duo recognized for volunteer work with minor hockey association

  • Jun 10, 2022

 

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

 

The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)

Volunteers sought for Okanagan bat count

Bat counts help biologists better understand the local bat population and monitor for white-nose syndrome

The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)
Keith Cox’s passion for plants and the great outdoors keeps him active working on trails in the Shuswap. (Barb Brouwer photo)

“It makes you feel good to contribute’: Keith Cox a Salmon Arm Hometown Hero

Cox nominated by Shuswap Trail Alliance for his countless hours of work

  • May 20, 2022
Keith Cox’s passion for plants and the great outdoors keeps him active working on trails in the Shuswap. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Some members of the Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol, Mike Saul, past-president Paula Weir, Denise Thompson and vice-president Liz Ellis, take time out for a photo March 10 because the group is looking for more members. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

From stolen vehicles to speed boards: Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol like the work

Volunteers needed for role that assists police and requires about a four-hour per month commitment

Some members of the Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol, Mike Saul, past-president Paula Weir, Denise Thompson and vice-president Liz Ellis, take time out for a photo March 10 because the group is looking for more members. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (Jeanine Goode photo)
Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (Jeanine Goode photo)

Community pride: Sicamous siblings tackle trash strewn along Highway 1

Savannah and Serge Magee encouraged by honks from passing traffic

Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (Jeanine Goode photo)
Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (Jeanine Goode photo)
Shelley Desautels was recognized as one of the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Top 20 Under 40: Shelley Desautels

Program recognizes young community leaders in the Shuswap

  • Jan 26, 2022
Shelley Desautels was recognized as one of the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
Members of the Salmon Arm Royal Purple recently gathered to receive pins recognizing their years of volunteer service From left: Delia Parker, 25 years; Pat MacLeod, 25; LIz Pastorchick, 20; Marlise Albertson, 10; President Sue Morrissette, 5 years; Cecile Johnson, 25; and Stella Merger, 25. Absent from the photo is Betty Trautman, who has served 60 years. Anyone interested in joining the Royal Purple, or wanting more information, may contact Sue at RoyalPurpleSue@gmail.com. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm volunteers recognized for years of service

Eight Royal Purple members have given a total of 170 years to volunteer work

  • Jun 2, 2021
Members of the Salmon Arm Royal Purple recently gathered to receive pins recognizing their years of volunteer service From left: Delia Parker, 25 years; Pat MacLeod, 25; LIz Pastorchick, 20; Marlise Albertson, 10; President Sue Morrissette, 5 years; Cecile Johnson, 25; and Stella Merger, 25. Absent from the photo is Betty Trautman, who has served 60 years. Anyone interested in joining the Royal Purple, or wanting more information, may contact Sue at RoyalPurpleSue@gmail.com. (Contributed)
Citizens Patrol volunteers, from left, Deb McDonald, Denise Thompson and Paula Weir patrol the Mall at Piccadilly parking lot on Saturday, May 1, 2021 checking licence plates. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Citizens Patrol volunteers save motorists a quick $100

Drivers in Salmon Arm receive reminders in parking lot rather than tickets

Citizens Patrol volunteers, from left, Deb McDonald, Denise Thompson and Paula Weir patrol the Mall at Piccadilly parking lot on Saturday, May 1, 2021 checking licence plates. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)

Honour given to veteran Vernon volunteer

Abbeyfield House recognizes Margaret Naylor

Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Outpouring of volunteerism gets Okanagan charity ready for new year

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners gets help with renovations over winter break

Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Speed Watch program back in action with schools back in session

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders