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Caught in the Act

Janet (Jan) D and Rusty with St. John Ambulance

by Erin Murphy, GPVSB Communications

After retiring from working as a counselor in the mental health sector, Janet (Jan) had a goal to volunteer in her community.  One evening while searching for the perfect opportunity on the GPVSB website, she found an ad for the Therapy Dog Program facilitated by St. John’s Ambulance.  Jan had recently adopted her Border Collie Australian Shepard mix, Rusty and the program was exactly what she was looking for.

Read more: St. John Ambulance



Caught in the Act

Ken Nash - The Community Village

by Tanya Ruigrok, GPVSB Communications


Ken Nash is a busy man with an active lifestyle.  For 36 years he worked in waste management, a challenging job where he was very busy all day long.  “When I retired” he says, “I suddenly found myself with nothing to do – my self worth started to decline. I came to The Community Village to see if they could use some help and found out they needed LOTS of help.”

Read more: The Community Village



Caught in the Act

Courtney & David - Volunteers with the Cultural Integration Academy

by Erin Murphy, GPVSB Communications


Courtney and David found out about the Cultural Integration Academy while attending a local community event that took place this past summer. They have since found the opportunity very intriguing and it has been an excellent experience to become more involved in the Grande Prairie community.

While volunteering for the program they found out that a lot of their friends and neighbours are already volunteering within the community or specifically the CIA program.

Read more: Cultural Integration Academy


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