Preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations are well under way and the Canada Day Committee is seeking enthusiastic individuals to help make the 150th the best celebration yet. Community events of this size require a lot of help and while there is a strong core group of volunteers and partner organizations, there are a number of key areas where more people are needed.
First, a Volunteer Coordinator is needed to help recruit and manage volunteers. This is an important role as the event depends heavily on volunteers for success. A Promotions and Media Coordinator is needed to assist in the development and implementation of a communications plan, to liaise with local media and to assist in social media management. A Sponsorship Coordinator is required to prepare sponsorship packages and seek out corporate sponsors. Finally, a Logistics Coordinator is needed to manage requirements such as staging and set up, security and traffic/parking management.
In addition to recruiting these key positions, event day opportunities include helping with kids games, set up/tear down, traffic control, entering a float in the parade, organizing new activities to add to the day and more.
According to Councillor Frank Onasanya, Chair of the Canada Day Committee, as much as the event will celebrate the country’s birthday, it also helps to bring people together. “We hope to make the sesquicentennial celebration the ultimate opportunity to celebrate our country and our heritage, as well as our community. It’s a great way to build volunteer experience, get involved in your community, meet new people and show your Canadian pride.”
Individuals, organizations and businesses who wish to help are asked to contact Tammy Hurlbert at [email protected] or 613-258-9569 ext. 123.