| On Tuesday, August 22,
beginning at 8:45 am,
the DiversityCanada Foundation is offering a free breakfast at the
Renaissance Seniors’ Centre. The main purpose of the event is to
explain the Seniors Skills Database project and to encourage seniors to
participate in further activities, including a variety show and
volunteer fair to be held in the fall.
Those attending the breakfast are asked to
fill in the database registration form, available at the Centre and at
the Foundation. Although the project and breakfast are targeted towards
seniors, anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about the
Foundation’s work is welcome to attend.
The project as a whole aims to harness the
wisdom of local residents by creating a database of their skills,
talents, and areas of expertise, and to promote the active
participation of seniors in community life through volunteerism.
The DiversityCanada Foundation’s first
Volunteer Opportunity Fair was held June 24 at Collins Hall. Some 17
organizations participated by setting up displays, answering questions
about their mandates and opportunities, and signing up volunteers of
all ages. Highlights from that event can also be viewed at the website.
Click here to see video of the
Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Sep 16, 2006
Click here to see video
Volunteer Opportunity Fair, June 24, 2006