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Caught in the Act

Cheyanne Hairie 

Volunteer with Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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As a first time volunteer Cheyanne Hairie did not know what to expect when her mother first told her about the volunteer opportunities open to youth at Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS). She explains, “my mom used to volunteer with horses in Montreal and thought I would enjoy it [and] because I love horses [I] thought it would be fun to do something I love”. And so began her journey to volunteerism as Cheyanne signed on to become a volunteer for the horse camps offered by PARDS.

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Caught in the Act

Chris Helm

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

edited by Rachael Rode

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For many Grande Prairians, snow shovelling is a chore necessitated by weather; it is not something that many of us would voluntarily choose to do. However, for Chris Helm that is precisely what he chooses to do for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Lisa, the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) “Caught in the Act” liaison describes meeting Chris for the first time:

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Caught in the Act

Jim Brooks

Volunteer with Grande Prairie  Performing Arts Guild

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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Whilst planning retirement Jim Brooks could not have imagined that he would be taking on a full-time volunteer career; however for the last several years that is precisely what he has undertaken. Having begun his voluntary career with Big Brothers Big Sisters several years ago, Jim has since moved on to offer his handy man skills to organizations such as the GP Museum, GP Live Theatre (GPLT) and the GP Performing Arts Guild (GPPAG) to which he claims to have almost become “an employee”.  Indeed, Lane Smith a representative of the GPPAG notes:

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