Thursday, 19 November 2009

Volunteers in Muskoka

Many, many people volunteer in this region. In fact, there isn't a Health Care organization, a library, school, or a Transfer Payment Agency that does not rely upon their volunteers.  Over the years: 2004 - 2008, the Public Health Agency of Canada managed transfer payment programs in excess of $5 million.

Muskoka has Meals on Wheels, Victim Services, Hospice, which offer opportunities to give back to one's community. I passed these people who were working on the Rotary Centennial Park, just beside The Pines, in Gravenhurst. Communities in Blooms has a lot of volunteers, too. Their buds have pretty much bloomed, though.

When I made it to The Pines, I found that the volunteers were being welcomed with a meet and greet, and a tour.

There is a silent auction, and a 'Pennies for The Pines' change drive.

I recall, when teaching, our we used to say "It will be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the military has to have a bake sale to buy a bomber!"

Hooray for our volunteers!


Judy said...

jenn, you are so good, it is scary - yes, those photos are in the gravel pit across from bell high school!! although now the 416 is between them as well!!! the dog park for the west end of ottawa is at bruce pit!!

Gaelyn said...

Nice to live in a community with so many volunteers.
I love the saying about the military having fundraisers. ;-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jenn: It is great for people to share with others. I will try to get your picture out today, didn't make it before the trip.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Volunteers are what makes the world go round.