OC celebrates 50 years of golden service

Okanagan College is inviting community organizations and not-for-profits in the region to partner in a Golden Day of Service Feb. 14

Okanagan College is inviting community organizations and not-for-profits in the region to partner in a Golden Day of Service Feb. 14.

The college is holding the Day of Service in recognition of its 50th anniversary and as a tribute to the tremendous support it has received over the past five decades.

“The college is rooted in a tradition of service and on Valentine’s Day, employees, students and alumni will give their time to recognize the value of the partnerships that have shaped the college’s development for more than 50 years” said president Jim Hamilton.

“It’s our way of saying thank you as we write the next chapter in our college’s story and we want to write that chapter with the people who have done so much to support our students, our employees and our college.”

The college has created an online volunteer project registry and is inviting community organizations to alert the community to opportunities for volunteer service.

Hosted at www.okanagan.bc.ca/goldenday, projects can be submitted online and will be made available for employees, students and alumni for registration.

Volunteers will be available to support initiatives during working hours Feb. 14.

Projects can range from cleaning up parks to supporting literacy to coaching a team. If it benefits the community, it counts.

“The Golden Day of Service has the potential to have a profound impact in our communities on just one day,” said Hamilton.

“It will serve as a reminder of the contributions of our college community and will mark yet another way in which we transform lives and communities.”

For more information or to register a project, go to www.okanagan.bc.ca/goldenday.