Drumheller's hardworking volunteers were recognized and celebrated at The Town of Drumheller's Volunteer Appreciation Evening on Tuesday. The event did just what it was titled. Volunteers were treated to dinner and entertainment from acapella group, Hoja.
Cindy Clarke was among the many honoured that evening and was glad to be there to meet other volunteers.
"I think it is a great event. We get served a great dinner, it is always good to eat. Companionship is great here, you are sitting around with a lot of people that volunteer in the community. This is what makes the community tick in my opinion. I love the people I was sitting with so that's always good."
There are many volunteers like Clarke in the Valley who donate their time to make the community better. It often is in unique ways that you wouldn't think of at first.
"I do lots of things, but the reason I was invited here today was because I facilitate a little art program for seniors through the FCSS. I have been doing that for about seven years now. Once a month we do a little art class together for seniors. We have one gentleman who comes faithfully every month and a group of about ten or twelve women. Art to me is a way to get out of the house, have some time together, do something you enjoy, and relax. It is special."
Mayor Heather Colberg was also in attendance at the event, and was is proud and grateful of the community she serves.
"It is one of the most important things to recognize those who just step up. They just want to give back, they want to be a part of our community. It is just an overwhelming feeling to see so many people here tonight. I can't say enough, they are just incredible."