September 6, 2012
Kamloops, B.C. - After the hugely successful launch of the Tournament Capital Ambassador Program in February of this year, the City of Kamloops is looking for applications from interested residents to continue the program into the fall. The program, which is the first of its kind in BC, uses Ambassadors to promote health and wellness in Kamloops.
The volunteers have been active throughout the community, wearing City of Kamloops clothing labelled as Ambassadors.
These volunteers will be involved in a variety of activities, including hosting facility tours at the Tournament Capital Centre, hosting museum tours, volunteering at expos and Strategic Health Alliance programming on the indoor track.
"I have to say that helping out at the Bike to Work Week Celebration Station at the Law Courts was a blast. It was great seeing the number of cyclists of all ages riding their bikes to work, no matter the weather. It almost made me want to "unretire" just so I could join in! Instead I was happy to do what I could to help out, and it's nice to know the Ambassador program is being appreciated," commented Ambassador Murray Dennis on the rewards of the volunteer program.
Interested applicants should fill out an application form at www.kamloops.ca/volunteer and click on the Tournament Capital Ambassador tab on the left, or call Alex de Chantal at 250-828-3828.
Volunteers receive initial training and receive a three-month track and pool pass to the Tournament Capital Centre for their volunteer time.
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Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event/Project Coordinator
City of Kamloops