Mayor Walter Jakeway is backed by the ‘faces of volunteerism’ – the people who give their time to contribute to the betterment of their community.

Celebrating Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

More than 75 volunteers joined in on cake and barbecued hot dogs at Campbell River city hall

More than 75 volunteers joined in on cake and barbecued hot dogs at city hall Monday as a thank-you for their contributions to their community.

Mayor Walter Jakeway signed a proclamation proclaiming April 15-21 as National Volunteer Week in Campbell River and he hoisted the National Volunteer Week flag to fly at city hall. Jakeway said “Volunteers are vital to our community” and paid tribute to volunteers who make things happen from their “heart and soul.” The mayor said volunteerism needs to be encouraged because “money doesn’t fix everything.”

Chris Nagle from Investors Group Campbell River added thanks from the National Volunteer Week sponsors “for all your support and hours of time you put in.”