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2019 International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast

International Volunteer Day Celebration BreakfastBreakfastDecember 5th, 2019 is marked as International Volunteer Day by the United Nations, in recognition of this day the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) hosted the Annual International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast! The free breakfast, held at the Richmond Reception Centre, shows appreciation to volunteers in our community and around the world. During the annual breakfast the GPVSB presented the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards inculde; the Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by the Prairie Mall) that honours an extraordinary resident of the Grande Prairie region whose volunteer contributions in the most recent twelve month period made a considerable impact within the community; the Corporate Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Servus Credit Union) that recognizes a company or business that, through its staff and policies support volunteerism and made an impact on a not-for-profit organization in the last twelve months; and the Outstanding Volunteers of the Community that pays tribute to individuals, groups and businesses who have improved quality of life in the community through volunteer work. CLICK HERE FOR THIS YEAR'S AWARD WINNERS.

Rotary Club Barbeque CrewThe Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau would like to thank the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Barbeque Crew for providing & preparing this year’s breakfast, Safeway for providing juice, Tim Hortons for providing the coffee, and the Richmond Reception Centre for allowing us the use of their facility. Special thanks to: The Prairie Mall and Servus Credit Union for sponsoring the Volunteer and Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards. Thank you to all the organizations who donated door prizes: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area; Quality Inn & Suites; Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection; Better Than Fred's; City of Grande Prairie Crime Prevention; Grande Prairie Tourism Association; door prizesSuper 8 Hotel; Soleilki Asian Buffet; New Horizon Co-op; Grande Prairie District Branch of Alberta Genealogy Society; Nutrition by Karie - Dietitian/Life Coach; Lazy B Livestock; Canadian Cancer Society; The Knotty Craftsman; Crouse's Cleaners; Beaverlodge Rural Crime Watch; STARS; Coles - Prairie Mall; Grande Prairie Live Theatre; Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society; Mr. Mikes; Northwest Peace FASD Network; Kakwa Toast Masters; North Peace Bracket Racing Association; Fabutan & Hush Lash Studio; Cree8iv Ink Body Studio Ltd.; Shark’s Club; Al’s News; Grande Prairie Auto Repair. 

The GPVSB would also like to thank Tom Pura for being our MC and everyone who attended this year’s breakfast.

We would also like to thank the following organizations for their Support:

Rotary International
Rotary International

Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons

Northside Safeway
Northside Safeway

Richmond Reception Centre
Richmond Reception Centre

The Volunteer of the Year/ Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards are sponsored by:

Prairie Mall
Prairie Mall

Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Servus Credit Union
Servus Credit Union

Individual Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

For more information about this event contact us at 780-538-2727 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About International Volunteer Day (IVD)

The United Nations General Assembly created International Volunteer Day (IVD) in 1985 as an annual celebration of voluntary action for volunteers, volunteer organizations and governments. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

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