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Virden's non-profits and service groups gather

Community Builders mix and mingle with the hopes of deepening cooperation within the community.

For the first time ever people representing volunteer groups with one thing in common, the desire to enhance life in Virden and area, came together in a Community Builders mixer.

The Virden branch of Border Regional Library hosted this event which just under 50 people attended throughout the evening. The formalities were few, leaving time to walk through the tables displaying group profiles where non-profit organizations from the Rodeo to the Garden Club were represented – some 40 profile responses altogether.

Head librarian Laranda Bailey spoke briefly, encouraging an exchange of information and ideas.

Treasure Sparks, the library’s administrator, said afterwards that the library staff was pleased with the response, the profiles turned in, and those who came through the door that evening. She said, “We just wanted to let everyone know that we’re here to help.”

Virden’s mayor, several councillors and town staff were invited and attended along with service groups such as members of the fire department and the school board.


The story doesn’t end here. A local events bulletin board can be found within Virden’s library. The library has also just launched a brand-new design of their website: In the coming days the library staff plans to provide access to the service and non-profit groups’ profiles and a digital community notice board on their new website.

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