EDITORIAL: No act of kindness is wasted

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

It is said that volunteers are the roots of strong communities. And, like trees, volunteers help breathe life into the atmosphere around them. 

Those who contribute their time and talents – here and across Canada – do so much. And sometimes, they fly under the radar, carrying out their good work without much fanfare. 

This week, National Volunteer Week, is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate their efforts – big and small.

Flamborough is blessed to have a small army of dedicated people who are generous with their time and resources. They heed the call for help, assisting individuals and organizations alike in times of need. Time and again, they step up to the plate. They waste no time rolling up their sleeves. And they are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The fruits of their labour are often featured in the pages of this newspaper. This week, you’ll meet the Demko family, who are dedicated to raising autism awareness and funds to assist others diagnosed with autism. As well, you can read about Jeremiah Pike, who is launching 100 Men Who Give a Damn, a fundraising club that will support numerous charities in the Hamilton area. 

And then there are those who help out at churches, make life better for seniors at local retirement homes or pitch in at school, simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Without volunteers, many of whom work within local service clubs, many programs and events around Flamborough just wouldn’t happen. There would be no Scouts or Guides, no Snow Angels, or Red Cross transportation. We would miss out on Ribfest, the Santa Claus Parade and Lynden Canada Day festivities. There would be no Relay for Life. And then there is the Rockton Agricultural Society, which draws on literally hundreds of helping hands to pull off to of the area’s biggest events: the Dinner Theatre in the spring, and the World’s Fair each Thanksgiving.

This year, the folks at Volunteer Flamborough are planning a celebration of our local volunteers on May 26 at St. James United Church. It will be an evening of fellowship and appreciation to recognize the many ways volunteers make this a vibrant, compassionate community.

Because, without volunteers, life would just not be as good.

So, for all of those who volunteer their time and talents, we thank you.

EDITORIAL: No act of kindness is wasted

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

It is said that volunteers are the roots of strong communities. And, like trees, volunteers help breathe life into the atmosphere around them. 

Those who contribute their time and talents – here and across Canada – do so much. And sometimes, they fly under the radar, carrying out their good work without much fanfare. 

This week, National Volunteer Week, is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate their efforts – big and small.

Flamborough is blessed to have a small army of dedicated people who are generous with their time and resources. They heed the call for help, assisting individuals and organizations alike in times of need. Time and again, they step up to the plate. They waste no time rolling up their sleeves. And they are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The fruits of their labour are often featured in the pages of this newspaper. This week, you’ll meet the Demko family, who are dedicated to raising autism awareness and funds to assist others diagnosed with autism. As well, you can read about Jeremiah Pike, who is launching 100 Men Who Give a Damn, a fundraising club that will support numerous charities in the Hamilton area. 

And then there are those who help out at churches, make life better for seniors at local retirement homes or pitch in at school, simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Without volunteers, many of whom work within local service clubs, many programs and events around Flamborough just wouldn’t happen. There would be no Scouts or Guides, no Snow Angels, or Red Cross transportation. We would miss out on Ribfest, the Santa Claus Parade and Lynden Canada Day festivities. There would be no Relay for Life. And then there is the Rockton Agricultural Society, which draws on literally hundreds of helping hands to pull off to of the area’s biggest events: the Dinner Theatre in the spring, and the World’s Fair each Thanksgiving.

This year, the folks at Volunteer Flamborough are planning a celebration of our local volunteers on May 26 at St. James United Church. It will be an evening of fellowship and appreciation to recognize the many ways volunteers make this a vibrant, compassionate community.

Because, without volunteers, life would just not be as good.

So, for all of those who volunteer their time and talents, we thank you.

EDITORIAL: No act of kindness is wasted

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

It is said that volunteers are the roots of strong communities. And, like trees, volunteers help breathe life into the atmosphere around them. 

Those who contribute their time and talents – here and across Canada – do so much. And sometimes, they fly under the radar, carrying out their good work without much fanfare. 

This week, National Volunteer Week, is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate their efforts – big and small.

Flamborough is blessed to have a small army of dedicated people who are generous with their time and resources. They heed the call for help, assisting individuals and organizations alike in times of need. Time and again, they step up to the plate. They waste no time rolling up their sleeves. And they are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The fruits of their labour are often featured in the pages of this newspaper. This week, you’ll meet the Demko family, who are dedicated to raising autism awareness and funds to assist others diagnosed with autism. As well, you can read about Jeremiah Pike, who is launching 100 Men Who Give a Damn, a fundraising club that will support numerous charities in the Hamilton area. 

And then there are those who help out at churches, make life better for seniors at local retirement homes or pitch in at school, simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Without volunteers, many of whom work within local service clubs, many programs and events around Flamborough just wouldn’t happen. There would be no Scouts or Guides, no Snow Angels, or Red Cross transportation. We would miss out on Ribfest, the Santa Claus Parade and Lynden Canada Day festivities. There would be no Relay for Life. And then there is the Rockton Agricultural Society, which draws on literally hundreds of helping hands to pull off to of the area’s biggest events: the Dinner Theatre in the spring, and the World’s Fair each Thanksgiving.

This year, the folks at Volunteer Flamborough are planning a celebration of our local volunteers on May 26 at St. James United Church. It will be an evening of fellowship and appreciation to recognize the many ways volunteers make this a vibrant, compassionate community.

Because, without volunteers, life would just not be as good.

So, for all of those who volunteer their time and talents, we thank you.