Choose to support what touches you

Watch for Canadian Cancer Society fundraisers throughout the year

The Canadian Cancer Society believes in offering choices for members of the public to support their work.  That is why there are so many ways for people to contribute funds.  The Canadian Cancer Society is the only organization in Canada that supports research for all kinds of cancer.  Our spring initiatives are the Daffodil Campaign (both flowers and pins) in March and April, the Relay For Life, May 26 and in the summer, the Amazing Race (in partnership with the Quesnel Palliative Care Association.)  The Canadian Cancer Society is not asking everyone to respond to every initiative.  Choose to support the campaigns that touch you.  Thank you for your support, Quesnel!

This year, our Daffodil Campaign will run through March, with daffodils distribution the last week of March.  The Daffodil Pin Campaign runs in April.  Daffodil Day is April 27.  To order daffodils or pins, contact the Quesnel Unit office at 250-992-6551.

Training for volunteers is a critical way to keep them in our organization.  To this end, the Quesnel Unit’s Anne Burgess is offering an orientation and training session, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  There is room for two more participants.  If you are interested in attending this training session, contact the office at 250-992-6551; maybe bring along a friend as a prospective new member.  As well, Nancy Shelford, from our Regional Office in Prince George, is offering a workshop on delegating, Jan. 30,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Quesnel Unit office.  This workshop is open to the community.  Light refreshments will be served.  For information, contact the Quesnel Unit office.

Recognizing the work of volunteers is important to the Canadian Cancer Society.  At our January meeting, May Miller was recognized for 10 years of service at the Quesnel Unit.  Congratulations to May for her contribution to the community.  The deadline for nominating volunteers/community members for service to the Quesnel Unit is Jan. 30.  Contact Ron or Betty Campbell to nominate someone for a regional award.

Thank you to Ron Campbell for taking on the president’s duties for December and January.  Trevor Guldbranson will take over the February meeting.  Good on ya, Trevor!  At our February meeting, we hope to organize presidents for our March meeting and to the end of June.

Our new Katimavik volunteer, Fiona Peever, is from Acton, Ontario and will be working in our office on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., for the next few months.  Fiona will be helping with our Daffodil campaigns, and doing other office work.  Welcome, Fiona!

Our next meeting is Feb. 8 at noon at our office on Front Street.  Members and prospective members are welcome.

Olive Walsh is a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel unit.