A call-out for Games’ vol­un­teers

The Compass - - OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

This let­ter is in re­sponse to your ed­i­to­rial com­ments of June 11 re­gard­ing the New­found­land and Labrador Summer Games in Car­bon­ear and Har­bour Grace and the need for vol­un­teers to as­sist in the Games prepa­ra­tion and run­ning.

We thank you very much for your draw­ing at­ten­tion to the need for vol­un­teers. We have been work­ing dili­gently to at­tract vol­un­teers and, to date, we have about 250 in­di­vid­u­als from the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion area.

Yes, we do need many more vol­un­teers and if any of your read­ers would like to vol­un­teer then they can drop by the coun­cil of­fice in Car­bon­ear or Har­bour Grace or the Games Of­fice in the coun­cil of­fce in Har­bour Grace and pick up an ap­pli­ca­tion.

We are presently con­tact­ing busi­nesses, schools, of­fices, com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, ser­vice clubs, sports or­ga­ni­za­tions, pre­vi­ous Games vol­un­teers, youth groups and many in­di­vid- uals. We have ads on the ra­dio and in news­pa­pers and we have a web­site, www.ig­niteth­e­light2012.com, for your con­vience. We have Face­book and Twit­ter ac­counts for those so in­clined.

Our vol­un­teer data­base is grow­ing ... but our vol­un­teer needs are great.

We en­cour­age one and all to sup­port your Summer Games Don Reg­u­lar is the direc­tor of the vol­un­teer com­mit­tee and

writes from Har­bour Grace

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