Mayor Ed Mayne has proclaimed April 24–30 as Volunteer Week in the City of Parksville.
Parksville will join National Volunteer Week in Canada — the theme this year is Empathy in Action; Volunteers Bring Heart to Canada’s Communities, which reflects the empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers that creates connected communities and builds a stronger Canada.
“Once again, we see firsthand how people support family, friends, neighbours and strangers, all to the betterment of our community. We recognize the empathy that volunteers show for one another and that this compassion creates a stronger, more connected community,” said Mayne.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for the city to recognize the contributions of volunteers in the community, according to a media release by the city.
“We thank our volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contribution to our city and acknowledge volunteers as an important partner with government in providing services to citizens,” reads the release. “Our community programs rely on volunteers to donate their time to help others every single day. We thank and celebrate those people who care for others and who make a tremendous contribution by volunteering in our community.”