For immediate release
April 11, 2011
Outstanding Meals on Wheels Volunteers and Staff Recognized for Long Term Service
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA – On Wednesday, April 13th, 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 there will be one volunteer honoured for 40 years of service to Meals on Wheels in Vancouver and Richmond.
Volunteer Donna Cook will be celebrated for her 40 years of service to our Meals on Wheels program, alongside an additional 50 volunteers and staff. Secretary of Care BC’s Board of Director’s David Kimpton will be conducting the pinning ceremony while Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs and Care BC Executive Director, Dr. Inge Schamborzki will also be in attendance.
Event: Volunteer & Staff Recognition Tea
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 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.
Meals on Wheels
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. In 2010 alone, 100,119 meals were served in Vancouver and Richmond, and this need continues to grow.
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.