Games Thanks Current Volunteers Welcomes New Ones

first_img the Atlantic Superstore in Truro, April 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Atlantic Superstore in Windsor, April 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon, April 22, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the African Nova Scotia Affairs Office will host 2011 Games volunteer presentations April 21 in Truro and April 22 in Kentville, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, two volunteer toolkits will be launched next week to make it easier for people to get in the Games. Both will be available at canadagames2011.ca/volunteer . The Help Spread the Word toolkit provides resources to organizations offer 2011 Games volunteer information to their networks. The Info for Employers toolkit will help employers support employee volunteer initiatives. The 2011 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax’s first Canada Winter Games. From Feb. 11 to 27, 2011, more than 2,700 athletes will compete in more than 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media. Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes, producing the next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. Almost 33,000 volunteer hours given, 164,400 hours to go. From April 18 to 24, the Halifax 2011 Canada Games is celebrating National Volunteer Week by thanking their planning volunteers, welcoming new recruits, and making it easier for more Nova Scotians to get in the Games. Five-hundred and fifty planning volunteers are preparing sport facilities, and Halifax as a whole, to host the 2,700 athletes over 18 days in February 2011. In recognition, 10 lucky planning volunteers will win tickets to the Barenaked Ladies concert at the Halifax Metro Centre on April 24, as guest of 2011 Games volunteer program sponsor Atlantic Lottery. Nearly half of the 5,000 volunteers needed for Games-time roles have been recruited since the launch of the Games volunteer recruitment campaign and online registration system less than 10 weeks ago. In honour of National Volunteer Week, the 2011 Games Host Society is inviting prospective volunteers to visit the 2011 Games volunteer booth at:last_img

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