In communities big and small, urban and rural across Canada, volunteers make things happen. In many cases recognition is given to these volunteers who give freely of their time and skills.
This was the case at Elkhorn’s Elkwood Manor, the village’s senior residence. An appreciation tea was put on by manor recreation director Shondalee Lowes and Elkhorn’s S.A.I.L. leader Sonya Cameron.
The tea brought out a good number of area volunteers, who were treated to live music by Lyon’s Country. The duo played a variety of popular selections from yesteryear that had some folks up dancing. Lowes and Cameron welcomed everyone and thanked them for making life for the residents more enjoyable with music, church services, visits and games.
Then there was tea and coffee service and a colorful, delicious offering of baked treats from the manor’s kitchen staff. There was also time for visits with the residents, many of whom were former neighbours of the volunteers, and the afternoon was filled with laughter and conversation.
Organizers said they were very pleased with the turnout and the residents enjoyed it very much, especially given the long cold winter.