Volunteers have fun on Canada Day

Festivals Kelowna is a not for profit society that produces outdoor programs and events for the community including the Celebrate Canada Day –Kelowna festivities on July 1.

The festival is located along Kelowna’s Waterfront Park and at Prospera Place. It is a free, multi-generational, family fun event. With a multicultural food fare, displays, arts & crafts, a citizenship ceremony, live entertainment, a children’s activity area, and fireworks there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Celebrate Canada Day-Kelowna is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s event even more memorable. Volunteers are needed to fill several positions including on-site labour needs, traffic control and informational booth personnel. Each volunteer works a shift of four hours.

On-site labour starts at 6 a.m. to help set up different aspects of the festival, from distributing garbage cans, to helping unload musical equipment. This position requires physically fit volunteers, who are able to carry heavy objects.

The remaining positions will begin at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., to allow time for volunteers to enjoy the festival at their own convenience.

Traffic control volunteers will be stationed on Sunset Drive to guide cars through condensed roadways.

The informational booth personnel will gather donations from attendees and answer questions about timing and location of specific activities; all details for the event will given to these volunteers.

This is a great opportunity for you to help our community and feel rewarded at the same time. Sign up early to ensure you obtain the position and time that works best for you.

For more information about these exciting volunteer opportunities, or to sign up, please contact Dana Wrigley by phone at 778-478-4036 or by e-mail at

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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