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Chris.Wanted

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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Jim.wanted

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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Caught in the Act

April Tranter & Tabono Youth 

Volunteer with Grande Prairie  Performing Arts Guild

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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In 2009 the John Howard Society of Grande Prairie launched the Tabono Centre. A centre which provides alternative, community based learning opportunities in a strength-based flexible environment, for youth ages 12-17. At the centre, youth are supported to define and achieve success. For various reasons, the youth who attend the Tabono program, are unable to access traditional systems of education. In combination with virtual learning this program promotes community involvement and self-expression through regular trips to community

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