Apple asking for volunteers

More than 500 volunteer spots need to be filled for the 29th annual Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon, Aug. 19-21.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.

More than 500 volunteer spots need to be filled for the 29th annual Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon, Aug. 19-21.

Hosting the Canadian National Triathlon Championships, ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Western Canadian Youth Championships for age groups 12 to 15, and the FINA-approved Kelowna Apple Open Water Swim Invitational, the Apple is expecting another record of close to 2,000 entries.

“Although more than 700 volunteer positions have been filled, we are still looking for hundreds of additional volunteers to step forward,” said Apple president Richard Montgomery.

“With all eyes on the Kelowna Apple as one of the best organized triathlon events in Canada, we urgently need to have these positions filled and would really appreciate the support of all residents within the Okanagan Valley.”

Many positions are still available for bike and run course marshals, course set-up and take-down, transition, water table support and body marking for both Saturday and Sunday.

Volunteers will receive volunteer instruction, a complimentary volunteer T-shirt, food, refreshments and a fun-filled post-race volunteer appreciation party and many exciting draw prizes, including two tickets on Air Canada anywhere in continental North America where Air Canada flies.

There will also be a gift certificate from Big White Ski Resort, including weekend accommodation, lift passes and rental equipment for two people, and “Beer for a Year” from Tree Brewing.

To register as a volunteer for a position on any of the days, visit the Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon website at www.appletriathlon.com, or contact the KATS office at (250) 763-5287.