Games volunteers get new look
Volunteers for the 2009 Canada Games will be wearing a Columbia two-piece golf shirt and jacket combination.
The new uniform, only one of the benefits volunteers with the Games will realize, is valued at $99.98 and was unveiled Wednesday.
Supporters, volunteers, sponsor partners and media were on hand for the debut of the gold golf shirt and red rain jacket emblazoned with the 2009 Canada Games Island-shaped logo and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation logo. Atlantic Lottery Corporation is the presenting sponsor of the Games’ volunteer program.
“Our $1.1-million contribution has allowed us to not only support and build the spirit of the Games since 1976, but to also support Team Atlantic and every Canada Games volunteer, through the volunteer services program,”?Joel Irvine, vice-president of sales and customer service with ALC, said.
A green zip jacket, a part of the familiar 1991 uniform jacket, was retired during the ceremony.
Joseph Spriet, president of the 2009 Host Society, said the Games still need volunteers. They are looking for 6,000 volunteers.
“We are in the unique position of being a provincewide Games, so we need volunteers from tip to tip to sign up,” he said.
“When volunteers apply, not only can they request a specific type of volunteer assignment, but they can specify which area of the province they would like to work in.”
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