Canadian Cancer Society to honour Campbell River volunteers

The Canadian Cancer Society will honour its Campbell River volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Saturday, June 27

The Canadian Cancer Society will honour its Campbell River volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Saturday, June 27 at the Eagles Hall.

Debbie Ross, Community Office Manager in Campbell River, said the event recognizes the many volunteers that help make the work the society does possible.

“During this event, we will be honouring and celebrating our canvassers and many other dedicated volunteers,” Ross says.

“Our volunteers are instrumental for the success of our Daffodil Campaign in April and throughout the year.

“We have had an incredible year. We would also like to acknowledge our Free Mason driver volunteers for their wonderful service,” Ross addes. “Recently a highly successful Relay for Life was held mobilizing many volunteers.

“And of course, throughout the year our office volunteers assist people in our community who utilize our wig room, support groups and many other services.”

Among those recognized will be Maureena Wilson, who volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society for more than 20 years before her sudden passing in 2013.

Wilson’s family will be there to accept her Community Impact Volunteer Leadership Award posthumously.

Wilson first started volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society as a door-to-door canvasser in her rural community and proved to have a knack for the role.

This contribution led to further involvement first as the treasurer and then a few years later as the president.

Wilson worked in the office, organized tag days and also organized thank you teas for other volunteers.

Throughout her 20 years of volunteer work she was an active volunteer known for getting things done, strong ties in the community and her no nonsense attitude.

She encouraged people to help and was a hard worker herself.

Wilson has been described as a “great lady with a good sense of humour.”

She was well thought of and a dedicated volunteer.

All Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and family and close friends of Maureena Wilson are warmly welcomed to attend this Volunteer Appreciation Tea.

The tea takes places this Saturday at the Eagles Hall (1999 14th Ave.) from 1-3 p.m., with awards being awarded starting at 1:30 p.m.

Eagles Hall, 1999 14th Avenue, Campbell River

Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to RSVP with the office at (250) 286-1955 or email campbellriver@bc.cancer.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society thanks its many outstanding volunteers for their work and support in the Campbell River community.