Volunteers recognized at gallery event

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is welcoming all not-for-profit organizations to its inaugural volunteer appreciation event April 18.

  • Apr. 15, 2012 7:00 a.m.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is welcoming all not-for-profit organizations in the Vernon area to take part in an inaugural community-wide event during National Volunteer Week.

Wednesday’s Volunteer Appreciation Event, starting at 1 pm. and going to 3 p.m., will include music, tea and scones by Gumtree Catering, door prizes and special tokens of appreciation from the City of Vernon, Downtown Vernon Association, and the Okanagan Regional Library.

The gallery will serve as a back drop, with inspirational artwork including contemporary printmaking, works from the permanent collection, and student artwork from the Vernon School District.

“I would like to give a special thanks to our own volunteers for the countless hours of hard work dedicated to the daily operations of the gallery, our annual fundraiser Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, and to our board of director responsibilities, as well as the steering committee who works tirelessly to help us attain a new art gallery for the people of Greater Vernon,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, VPAG executive director. “We look forward to celebrating this occasion with volunteers from other volunteer organizations who would like to join us in saying ‘thank you volunteers for all you do.’”

Those volunteer organizations wishing to participate in the event can register by contacting the VPAG at 250-545-3173.