Volunteer: See great athletes in action

The 29th annual Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon takes place August 19 to 21.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Kelowna Apple Triathlon will host the Canadian National Championships and ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup. It is also a qualifier for the 2011 World Championships in New Zealand.

The 2010 Kelowna Apple Triathlon achieved a record of more than 1,800 local, national and international entrants. This year they are adding a Fun Run on Friday and expect to have record numbers again.

None of this can happen without the Okanagan’s dedicated volunteers. More than 1,200 volunteer positions need to be filled this year.

Richard Montgomery, president of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon Society (KATS), says “The Apple has a really big heart with space for everyone, whether volunteering, competing or just watching.”

“Every person has an opportunity to participate, whether the eight-year-old doing her first Kids of Steel, the novice doing a Try-a-Tri, the bike marshal securing a road, or colleagues challenging each other in the Business Challenge Relay,” adds Montgomery.

More than 1,200 volunteer positions are available. This includes bike and run course marshals, set-up and take-down, security, body-marking, finish line duties and assistance to paratriathletes.

Organizers are also looking for homestay families to host elite athletes. They ask that you please get your family, neighbours, team or friends involved and help make this a very special weekend to remember.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the volunteer director at For more details on volunteering, participating or being a sponsor, visit

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to for other volunteer opportunities in the Central Okanagan.

250-763-8008, ext 24


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