2013 Volunteer Wrap Up Party!
On Monday February 3, 2014 The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society thanked this year’s many Volunteers at our Volunteer Wrap Up Party!
We presented cheques to our Fundraising Groups, totaling over $4,800.00. Included Groups receiving cheques were, 1st Airdrie Scouts, 2nd Airdrie Scouts, George McDougall High School Band Program, and the Lion’s Society of Airdrie. Thanks also to Relay For Life – Airdrie for all their help this season.
We ended our formal program by awarding the Softley Award to Bob Abbott. This volunteer of the year award is named for our founder, Stan Softley, and recognizes one special volunteer who went above and beyond for the betterment of AFOLS!
“How Do You Ever Get All These Lights Set Up?”
Visitors to the Airdrie Festival of Lights frequently comment that it must take an awful lot of work to set up all the lights and the many other things they see.
They’re quite right. But, most amazingly, most of this work is done by volunteers who come out — often in the cold and the dark — to get the Festival ready, to operate it, and to take it down.
It all starts with a non-profit society that manages the Festival. The society is run by a volunteer board of directors, who in turn make arrangements that bring in hundreds of other volunteers to help in many different ways. Each year these volunteers put in literally thousands of hours.
We welcome everyone interested in volunteering; we have both inside and outside positions, and summer as well as winter tasks. The Festival also welcomes inquiries from not-for-profit groups that would like to raise funds.
To volunteer as an individual or inquire about opportunities as a fund-raising group, please call 403-912-XMAS (9627) or contact us using the form below. Volunteer positions and a volunteer application form are also found HERE.
And to everyone who helps, we say Thank You Very, Very Much!
Comments or questions are welcome.