Canada Day Committee seeking volunteers

Even though it’s the middle of winter, the Morrisburg Canada Day committee is already preparing for the July 1, event.

Linda and Keith Robinson, two member of the 15 member committee that organized last year’s event, know already that they need more help for the 2014 event. 

“We’re not looking for money, we’re looking for people,” said Keith.

The committee has lost some of its members and hopes that some new people with new ideas and suggestions will come forward to fill that void.

The fireworks, rides and petting zoo are booked for Canada Day 2015, in Morrisburg. A teen area is being organized with volleyball, badminton and other fun activities for that age group.

The market area that has been popular for the last couple of years will not take place this year.

The Robinsons hope that with some new committee members will come new ideas and new events as they are looking forward to building up the event towards 2017, which will be Canada’s 150th birthday.

Other than providing input, the Robinsons say that a volunteer can expect to attend a handful of meetings over the coming months. “Most of the work takes place in June,” said Keith, and then of course the day of July 1. 

The committee has an established executive, so those who join will be able to focus on the ideas brought forward and their individual areas of expertise.

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Keith Robinson, or is welcome to just show up to the committee’s next meeting which takes place February 17, 7 p.m., at the Riverside hall in Riverside Heights.

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