October 20, 2011

City Introduces Tournament Capital Ambassador Program

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is introducing its Tournament Capital Ambassador Program, which is the first of its kind in BC. These Ambassadors are volunteers who assist in promoting health and wellness in our city. Interested individuals need to lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle and be interested in leading by example to promote active aging and wellness to others in our community. Individuals need to be 50 years in age or older. The City will be selecting 10 Ambassadors quarterly to volunteer 10 hours per week, starting in January 2012. This program is supported by ActNow BC's Senior Ambassador Program.

Those chosen will volunteer their time to such things as:

Volunteers will receive initial and ongoing training, a volunteer package, and a three month track and pool pass to the Tournament Capital Centre for their volunteer time.

The City of Kamloops will be offering a training program to all of the volunteers including such topics as:

Individuals meeting the criteria will be interviewed by a City of Kamloops selection panel. Those selected will be required to complete an RCMP criminal check.

Applications can be found online at www.kamloops.ca/volunteer. Applications can be e-mailed to reden@kamloops.ca or dropped off to the Tournament Capital Centre, attention Rhonda Eden. Deadline is November 18, 2011.

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Media Contacts:
Linda Stride, Health and Sport Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3692
lstride@kamloops.ca