Arts Council searching for volunteers

The Fall Fair is in need of volunteers if this event is going to continue.

As you will have read on the front page of last week’s Summerland Review the Fall Fair is in need of volunteers if this event is going to continue.

The Summerland Community Arts Council is also in need of additional volunteers. As you know our community has a rich history of volunteer organizations providing a wide range of programs and services to Summerland.  From the creation of walkways and trails to building children’s playgrounds, to providing reading assistance programs, the delivery of hot meals, extra curricular activities and a place to take our unwanted, but still usable clothing Summerland’s rich array of service groups and clubs provide so many things that improve the quality of life in our community.

The Summerland Community Arts Council is an organization, that through it’s volunteers, provides a Summer Art Program for children and youth, workshops for adults and children, a Street Banner program, music in the park, a public art gallery and much more.   However, all of these programs and events require people.

Some of these events are seasonal (eg Wednesdays on the Water and Art Walk) so if you prefer to volunteer in the summer these may be just right for you.  We are looking for people to be Gallery Sitters as well.   Do you have retail experience or wish to gain more?   Consider volunteering to work in the Gift Gallery.

You can find out more about the programs being offered on Art Council’s website – or by dropping into the Arts Centre at 9908 Main St. and having a chat with Karan our Office Manager.

Another great group, working to improve our community, is the Summerland Trails Society.   They are inviting Summerlanders to an outdoor interpretative walk and picnic along the KVR/TCT trail this Saturday.  David Gregory, long-time resident and local historian, will lead the group from the Rodeo grounds to the Gazebo, all the while delving into the history of the KVR trail, Millionaires Row and the Flume water system.

Join them at the Rodeo Grounds trailhead at 9:45 am on Saturday, May 9 and enjoy a fine walk along one of Summerland’s most popular trails and find out more about our local history at the same time.   You’ll even have an opportunity to enjoy songs from the “good ole days” of train travel.

David Finnis is the publicity chair and past president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9908 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.