Let's Hear it For Volunteers!
Volunteers have done so much for Rossland over the twelve decades of this city’s history — thanks to volunteers, Rossland has a long-established outdoor pool, a well-patronized thrift shop, and much more. Today, volunteers continue to enrich our community in many ways. On June 28, the Rossland Legion gave back to volunteers, and celebrated many of the key local volunteer service organizations and their members by treating representatives to a dinner with games and prizes.
Organizations invited included The Girl Guides Leaders, The Boy Scouts Leaders, Rossland Search and Rescue, Dewdney Trail Society, Rossland Fire Fighters, Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, Friends of the Rossland Range, Eagles, Rotarians, Lions, Ladies Auxiliary Branch 14 and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14. Also invited were several individuals who have given of their time and talents on many occasions.
The event was spearheaded by Rossland’s Legion president, Joanne Drystek, who together with other Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members, worked to make the idea a reality. As well as enjoying a delicious meal with the opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals, a representative of each organization was given a Certificate of Appreciation from the Legion, and the numerous door prizes from Mountain Nugget Chocolate, Rossland Beer Company as well as other gifts all went to delighted recipients. Generous donations of door prizes included a one hour massage at Essential Body by Jane Theriault and 2 golf passes with cart by Redstone Golf Course, and a 2017 Legion membership. Money was collected for the “Toonies for Troops” campaign and non Legion members were invited to join the organization.
After the buffet dinner of pulled pork with buns, salads, and desserts, Drystek expressed thanks not only to those who attended, but also to the many other volunteers who contribute so much to making Rossland the extraordinary community it is.