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Nominate a star volunteer

Don Fennell   Feb-13-2019

Volunteers from the Richmond Olympic Oval at the 2018 Volunteers Are Stars Awards. Nominate for this year’s gala April 9 at Pacific Gateway Theatre.

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Volunteers continually make a difference and Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives wants to say thank you.

Help recognize a volunteer you know by nominating them for the 2019 Volunteers Are Stars Awards April 9 at Pacific Gateway Hotel.



Nominations can be submitted online until March 11.

The awards gala showcases the efforts of the many individuals and groups who give so generously of their time to make the community shine.

"It's a celebration of volunteers and all that they contribute to our community," says Ed Gavsie, president and chief executive officer of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. "From healthcare, to social services, to sports and recreation, volunteers are part of the fabric of Richmond, making a difference every day."

Seven awards will be presented in four categories, with nominations being accepted for the following:

• individual volunteers

• volunteer groups

• youth volunteers

• non-profit leaders

"Last year, the community submitted 43 nominations," says Gavsie. "Every one of them was a brilliant, inspiring volunteer, and that will surely be the case again in 2019. With so many volunteers doing amazing work, we'd love to see even more nominations this year."

Following a two-year hiatus, the Volunteers Are Stars Awards returned in 2018, with over 250 community members attending the sold-out event.

Pacific Gateway Hotel will serve as host and presenting sponsor for the second year in a row.

"Pacific Gateway Hotel is a wonderful community supporter," says Gavsie. "We're proud to work with them again to honour Richmond's outstanding volunteers."

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) is a registered charity that serves as a hub for volunteering and giving. RCRG is also a direct service provider, operating a Child Care Resource Referral Centre, the Richmond Christmas Fund, and a variety of Seniors Community Support Services.

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