Volunteers earn recognition

The Vernon Public Art Gallery will host the third annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Vernon Public Art Gallery will host the third annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in partnership with the Vernon Volunteer Bureau.

The event, which is today from 1 to 3 p.m., is open to all not-for-profit organizations who wish to give a special thanks to the volunteers who play such an important role in our community.

“As a charitable organization that relies heavily on volunteers, it only made sense to provide the facility for a community-wide volunteer appreciation event,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, VPAG executive director.

The guest speaker will be Juliette Cunningham, a Vernon city councillor.

The event will be catered by Fig Catering and volunteers can relax and enjoy an afternoon of music, snacks and refreshments.

The cost to participating agencies is $2.50 per volunteer. For more information and to register your volunteers, contact the gallery in advance  at 250-545-3173, info@vernonpublicartgallery.com