Community Leader: Reanne Holden

Reanne Holden received honourable mention in the Mentor category for the Community Leader Awards

  • Nov. 7, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Reanne Holden

Reanne Holden launched herself into the world of volunteering primarily because of the people who volunteered to make the activities she’s done from childhood a reality.

“I did a lot of things that involved people who volunteered their time. Now I’m older myself (at 29) it’s my opportunity to give back. The biggest thing you can give is your time.”

Reanne took her own athletic experience as a child through university basketball to inspire young women to challenge themselves and pursue their goals.

Recently she’s added Kelowna Minor Basketball to her volunteering schedule, coaching a girls Grades 7 and 8 team.

Holden attributes her leadership success in such organizations as Special Olympics BC, and the Kelowna Family Y to the mentors who showed her what real leadership looks like.

A relative newcomer to Kelowna, having moved here a little more than two years ago, Reanne has found that this city has a huge infrastructure gear specifically for volunteering.

“I’m always looking for new ways to volunteer. Kelowna, as a community, really makes it easy to volunteer. I read the news  events going on in Kelowna, and Kelowna Community Resources is great.”

Reanne’s nominator for this Community Leader Award, Jonathan So, said she “exemplifies the qualities of a positive female role model.”

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