Winter carnival needs volunteers in a flurry
GRAVENHURST – A little bit of time could go a long way in giving rise to smiles this coming winter carnival.
Organizers have events planned, stages set and things ready to go for the event that runs Feb. 22 to 24 around town, but there is a need for more volunteers to help keep things running smoothly.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come together for the community and have a little fun doing it too,” said carnival volunteer committee member and volunteer co-ordinator Joanne Twist. “We definitely have a need for more volunteers; even if it’s only a couple of hours they have to give, there’s a lot of ways people can help.”
There are opportunities to run carnival button booths, watch over outdoor events like the doggie races, the polar dip or snow sculptures, and there are lots of indoor activities like a pancake breakfast, spaghetti supper or two evening dances.
“Whatever people’s main interests may be, we can find them something to make them happy,” Twist said.
She added there will be a volunteer training session on Feb. 13 at the town hall, starting at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
“It’s just a way to make people feel more comfortable with their roles and get to meet the organizing committee.
There will also be an appreciation evening for all carnival volunteers at Dock of the Bay, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
“It’s our way to say thank you and stress just how much we appreciate the help,” Twist said.
People are welcome to show up for the session to sign up as a volunteer or contact Twist before hand at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 705-684-8725.
For more information about the carnival, check out gravenhurstwintercarnival.ca.