Every year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 30-seat Big Bike rolls into town. The local team of peddlers, who call themselves the Wadena Heart Throbs, raised $7,368 this June. The 30-seat bike travels to more than 200 communities annually, raising funds for heart disease and stroke education, research and prevention.
For someone whose life has revolved around volunteering, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Shirley Armstrong is finally being recognized as Citizen of the Year. Not so surprising was the way she reacted — like any humble person in her position. “(When I found out) I thought, ‘Why me? I’m just an ordinary person […]
It has been 15 years now, and Operation Cookie Bag in Rose Valley is still going strong. Gathered to bag cookies for the operation are, left to right, Valerie Bjerland, Terry Quaal, Sheila Walker, Helen Bratushesky and Alma Stull. (Photo by Ragnar Staf) The idea originated with Terry Quaal. When she moved from Birch Hills […]
By Charlene Wirtz The Horizon School Division this year participated in a program sponsored by the SaskTel Pioneers. For Grade 3 students, the program encourages them to learn about giving, volunteering, and sharing their experiences. Students each wrote a story about a volunteer experience, and the stories were submitted to a district-wide contest. The winner […]
By Charlene Wirtz Pleasant View Care Home and Wadena Home Care honoured their volunteers at the annual Volunteer Tea held April 17. The theme, as activity coordinator Jeannie Elphinstone explained, was the Year of the Horse. “We are celebrating our good fortune in having such a wonderful group of family and volunteers,” she said. The […]