BCS honours its volunteers

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch was held May 31 at SHOAL

Rene Laprairie celebrated 34 years of service with BCS and was presented a pin and thank you bouquet at BCS’ Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on Friday

Over 200 volunteers from Beacon Community Services (BCS) gathered at the SHOAL Centre on Friday, May 31 to participate in the annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.

“We’re here today to recognize the hard work by all of the volunteers we have who do such amazing work,” said Coordinator of Volunteer Services for BCS, Kathryn Mason during the lunch.

BCS has 512 volunteers in total, said the Manager of the SHOAL Centre, Judy Wiggins, who work hard to staff their thrift shops, act as volunteer drivers, and work at the SHOAL Centre, among other things.

“Not only is 512 an amazing number of volunteers to have in an organization, but the quality of their service is just as amazing,” she said.

The afternoon, which featured a buffet lunch and a slideshow acknowledging Mason’s hard work over the last 18 years (she plans to retire from BCS in December of this year), was capped off with the presentation of service awards to volunteers who have been with BCS for 5 years and more. Rene Laprairie, a long time volunteer with BCS, was awarded with a service pin and a bouquet for an impressive 34 years of service.

“It’s simply awe-inspiring to know we work alongside such amazing individuals,” said CEO of BCS, Isobel Mackenzie.

For more information on BCS, visit www.beaconcs.ca.


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