Pictured here are the Kettle Valley Steam Railway volunteers who attended the appreciation dinner. In very back centre from left are Jeff Andrews

Kettle Valley Steam Railway volunteers honoured

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway honoured volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Friday evening.

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway held its annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Friday evening.

In addressing the volunteers, General Manager Ron Restrick said, “I’m very proud to say that in our operation this season, we have accumulated 2,500 hours of volunteer time. That is phenomenal. I truly believe in my heart that we would not be as successful without all of you, so thank you.”

While all of the volunteers were appreciatively thanked, a few were given special recognition.

Restrick explained how as a non-profit organization, the board of directors are also volunteers, bringing their life skills and vision to the table.

President Doug Clayton was recognized as being the longest serving volunteer in the organization’s history. He too thanked those in attendance and reminded everyone of the very important part the railway plays in tourism for the Okanagan Valley, saying,

“We are rapidly becoming one of the premier heritage railway attractions in all of B.C., if not in all of the country.”

Sharon Unrau was given special thanks and presented with a gift for the fantastic job she does co-ordinating and scheduling the other volunteers.

Also recognized and given gifts were Richard Hayter and Bob Calhoun, who work behind the scenes. Restrick described them as Christmas Elves, saying,

“They make everything happen when we’re asleep so to speak.” He then cited things they do like, build picnic shelters, put in irrigation and repair decking, adding “I could go on and on.”

Appreciation was expressed for students Megan Bradford and Rebecca Fedelli.

Other individuals were thanked for baking, cooking hot dogs, gardening, answering phones and serving on the coaches.

If you know a positive story about someone in our community, contact Carla McLeod at carlamcleod@shaw.ca or contact the Summerland Review newsroom at 250-494-5406.

 

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