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Caught in the Act shares the stories of outstanding Volunteers in our community and their work with the organizations that nominated them. We hope in sharing these stories we inspire others to volunteer and show the importance of volunteerism.
Volunteers featured in Caught in the Act receive a gift certificate from program sponsor Red Rock Urban BBQ
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Dave Thiessen 

Volunteer with Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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The job of maintenance personnel requires flexibility, skill, and knowledge in a wide range of trades. For many non-profits, finding the right volunteer to provide maintenance support often proves to be a daunting task. Luckily for Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS), the right person found them. While dropping his daughter off at PARDS where she volunteered, Dave took a look around and noticed that “they could use a hand”. With that realization he offered his services as a facility maintenance volunteer.

Read more: Dave Thiessen

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Melissa Shalagan

Volunteer with GP Century Play 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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This year marks the City of Grande Prairie’s 100th anniversary and as part of the celebrations the city partnered with the GP Century Play Society, a local non-profit specifically established to produce a century themed play.  The play, co-written by local writers Kristjanna Gimmelt and Catherine McLaughlin, was titled “Chasing the Dream” and is based on historical research and stories gathered through over 200 interviews. Play director Annie Smith was charged with gathering a team of local volunteers to bring the outdoor theatre event of the century to life.

Read more: Melissa Shalagan

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Griffin Fischer 

Volunteer with Cool Aid Society 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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We are bombarded with an image of today’s youth that portrays them as lazy, apathetic and only interested in portable screens. It is safe to assume that based on this image, volunteerism would rank low on the totem pole of their interests. Here is one youth in Grande Prairie that challenges this stereotype: Meet Griffin Fischer, a 16 year old high school student, active volunteer and advocate for community involvement.

Read more: Griffin Fischer

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