Games board in place

Greater Vernon has its volunteer leaders in place for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games.

Joining president Akbal Mund is Jim McEwan as vice-president, Larry Grist with accommodations, Donna Mihalcheon with administration, Christina Kashuba with ceremonies and Colleen Luttman, with communications.

Steve Coombs will be responsible for food services, while Dave Fletcher is with Friends of the Games, Michael Blain is with medical, Dawn Tyndall is with promotions, Glenn Benischek is with protocol, Garry Van Soest is with registration and results, Gord Molendyk is with security, Sandi Simao is with special events, Jack Yamaoka is with sport and Frank Rennick is with transportation.

“This is a wonderful event coming to our community bringing over 2,200 athletes, coaches and chaperones and that means we will need 2,500 volunteers,” said Mund.

“Greater Vernon has always been a great volunteering community, and as a board, with less than one year to go we are excited.”

The Winter Games will be held from Feb. 23 to 26, next year.

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