Volunteers might not get paid, but they were recognized for their hard work at the recent Volunteer Appreciation Reception, hosted by the City of Yorkton for National Volunteer Week.
Mayor James Wilson points out the fact that volunteers are a vital part of the fabric of the city, and that they make possible many of the good things which happen on a regular basis.
“They feed our hungry, they mentor our children, they are involved in sports culture and arts, and we as a city need to step up and recognize the people that make it what it is,” Wilson says.
The event has been talked about for some time he adds, and this is the first time that it has been held. He hopes that it becomes an annual event for the many volunteers in the area.
The day saw people from a wide range of organizations coming together. It also had Don Kerr, Poet Lauriate of Saskatchewan, speak and read poetry.
On behalf of city council the mayor says he thanks all of the volunteers within the city for the work they do.
“Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve put forward to make this community what it is, we truly appreciate what you do,” he concludes.