Summer arts school call for volunteers

Are you interested in youth? Do you love the arts? Have you been involved with arts events? Are you passionate about educational arts excellence?

The second annual Ignite the Passion in the Arts offers 12 workshops covering a variety of arts disciplines. You can make a difference in ways that help youth learn and express their creativity.

Doors will open Aug. 8 through 13 at George Elliot Secondary School and Creekside Theatre to welcome youth, primarily aged nine to 15. Registration has already surpassed last year’s student quota. Thanks to a generous grant from the community, 25 partial sponsorship spots are available for deserving students.

In light of the enthusiastic response for enrolment, SASFY is looking for you to get involved. You could assist with set-up and registration. If you are a people person, sign up to meet and greet. Maybe food is your thing and the daily preparation and serving of snacks and lunches appeals to you.

On Friday, August 12, a team of volunteers will focus on preparing an artwork exhibition.

A buzz of activity will culminate in the Saturday Gala. Volunteers will help with setting up the silent auction tables, serving food and beverages. Of course, every event involves dismantling—in this case an artwork exhibition—and clean up.

The Summer Arts Scene For Youth In Central Okanagan Society and its SASFY summer arts school is an incorporated non-profit arts organization with Revenue Canada charitable status. The dedicated board invites you to consider joining them in their leadership role.

Do you see yourself volunteering with this enthusiastic team? A warm welcome awaits you. Reach SASFY by email at, telephone at 250-768-1404 or website 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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