For immediate release
April 23, 2013
Outstanding Meals on Wheels Volunteers and Staff Recognized for Long Term Service
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA – On Wednesday April 24th, the Health and Home Care Society of BC (Care BC) will recognize their amazing volunteers and staff for outstanding long-term service, in line with events surrounding National Volunteer Week. This year we are pleased to recognize six volunteers with over 20 years of service to Western and Chinese Meals on Wheels in Vancouver and Richmond (four at 20 years and one at 25 and 30 years respectively).
Vice President of Care BC’s Board, Doug Purdie, will be hosting the pin and certificate ceremony. The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Care BC Executive Director, Dr. Inge Schamborzki will also be in attendance.
Operated by Care BC, Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot, nutritious meals and social interaction to isolated Vancouver and Richmond residents since 1967. In 1996, Care BC launched the first ever Chinese Meals on Wheels program in Canada, and the province’s first Meals on Bikes program in 2007.
Event: Volunteer & Staff Recognition Tea
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Host: Health and Home Care Society of BC
Location: Family Respite Centre, 2711 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Executive Director, Dr. Inge Schamborzki, as well as several volunteers will be available for interviews during the event.
The Health and Home Care Society of BC is an independent and BC-based not-for-profit organization. Since 1898, we have taken care of British Columbians through healthcare initiatives tailored to the communities we serve.