How to Grow a Dino Event

Calling children and adults of all ages! Dino Days is just around the corner, September 4th and 5th, and there will be lots of fun for everyone, but it can?t happen without volunteers. Take an hour or two from your busy schedule and help out, so this can become an annual fun, family event with something for everyone. If the parade, duck races, bingo or children?s games don?t appeal to you, how about the pancake breakfast, music, barbeque, or simply visiting with your neighbour.

An event like this takes lots of planning and money to pull it together. Florence Stirling began planning for this event when she saw an add in T.R. News asking for volunteers to take over what was previously Grizzly Valley Days. Stirling gathered some volunteers who have, since then, focused much of their time and energy on fundraising and advertising for this community event. ?Events of this size take a lot of volunteers,? says Stirling, ?and right now we don?t have enough. I have placed advertisements, sent letters home with school children and held lots of public fundraising events, but volunteer recruitment still remains a problem.? Many have complained that the parade and family days weren?t a part of ?Grizfest?, but there just aren?t enough volunteers to do everything if it is planned for the same weekend.

So, if you would like to volunteer to be a clown, game supervisor, security or if you would like to put a float in the parade, contact a Dino Days organizer at 242-5831, 242-4248 or 242-5152. ?Volunteers have worked hard all year to see this exciting event happen,? says Stirling. ?All we need now is the volunteer support from the community?.