- "Be Billy's Bud"!
The Children's Ability Fund has a variety of volunteer opprtunities
available for all ages. Lots of energetic and enthusiastic help
is needed to make each and every special event a success. We have
a perfect job for you!
Volunteer duties vary from contest judging, manning information booths and registration
tables, tallying pledges, managing activity areas, collecting donations, and selling tickets.
The Children's Ability Fund is seeking fun-loving volunteers who are able to commit the
gift of time and experience to a variety of events and projects throughout the year.
Silver Skate Festival - February 17 & 18, 2007
@ Hawrelak Park
The Silver Skate Festival offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, to any adult who enjoys working in a fun festival atmosphere. There are a variety of interesting tasks outdoors and in the Pavilion including:
- Sport event marshals & course assistants
- Set up and take down
- Food services
- Pre festival office tasks
- Distribution of materials
Volunteers receive recognition through a volunteer benefit package which includes an article of winter clothing and other gifts donated by the Edmonton community. Food is provided while working, and there will be lots of opportunity to socialize at the wrap up, end of Festival event.
For more information contact the Silver Skate Festival office at 454-9191 Ext. 227 or check out the website at www.silverskatefestival.org.
Oiler's 50/50 Draw - March 21, 2007
@ Rexall Place
We need volunteers to help sell tickets and others to be ticket counters, separators and bookkeepers. Can you spare an evening to help us raise funds?
Carnival of the Stars - March 2007
@ Mill Woods Town Center
Help us man the silent auction, sell balloons and assist with the children’s games at this mini carnival hosted by the Mill Woods Town Center.
Casino - April 5 & 6, 2007
@ Palace Casino
We are looking for individuals to fill all positions. We are a great group to work with. Anyone interested in volunteering please call Joanne Rediron at 454-9191.
Audie & Friends Bowl for Children - May 2007
Come out and meet some local celebrities at the Bowl for Children. We need help
at the registration table, tallying the pledges and the balloon pop.
@ Gateway Entertainment Centre
Gold Brick - July 24, 2007 - Capital Ex
@ Northlands Park
We need your help to sell tickets for the ACT $100,000 GOLD BRICK during Capital Ex. Come out and enjoy a day at the fair and support a great
"Tee Fore Two" Golf Tournament - August 24, 2007
@ Redtail Landing
Come out and help us at our annual golf tournament and raise funds for “two” local charities. We need volunteers to help us during the day at the holes and at the silent auction/BBQ in the afternoon.
Wing Ding - Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Over 5,000 chicken wings need to be served up and dished out at this popular
event. Help us count the bones and ensure the participants are cleaning
up their plates.
@ Hooters - West Edmonton Mall
For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact:
Joanne Rediron @ 454-9191 or
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Volunteer Recognition Program
recognition of the valuable contribution of our "Be Billy's Bud"
volunteers, the Children's Ability Fund has established an appreciation
For each volunteer hour worked during a Children's Ability Fund
special project, one point will be earned to go towards the following
- 3 points - Special Event Item
- 10 points - Children's Ability Fund Membership
- 25 points - Children's Ability Fund Denim Shirt
- 50 points - Children's Ability Fund Fleece-lined Vest
- 100 points - Children's Ability Fund Jacket.
Points continue to accumulate for a two-year duration after a prize has been awarded.
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Volunteer of the Year
Each year we recognize a special individual who has made a significant contribution to the Children's Ability Fund through their volunteerism. In 2005 we were honored to name this award the Gerry Herman Volunteer of the Year Award in memory of one of our most valued volunteers.
Bob McGregor 2006 Gerry Herman Volunteer of the Year
Bob’s philosophy on volunteerism is …“you get out of life what you put into it”. The sense of accomplishment is his personal reward for the time, energy and commitment he has shown to a number of organizations including the Children’s Ability Fund, and to his community.
Bob has been very active as a volunteer for over 40 years. He first joined the ACT (Edmonton) Club in 1969 and has been involved ever since in every aspect of the Club – from the legendary Search for Talent, to the ACT Telerama and the ACT Gold Brick. The NACCF (Northern Alberta Crippled Children’s Fund) was started as a means of distributing the proceeds from these ACT Projects and when the NACCF changed its name to the Children’s Ability Fund in 1999, Bob became one of the first Board Members and continued to sit on the Board for 5 terms. Last year he was awarded the Gold Star Volunteer award for contributions of more than 100 volunteer hours. Bob is first in line to volunteer for the many special events held and is always available to help out at the office or lend his support in any way he can.
Bob is married to his lovely wife and volunteer partner Irene. They have two grown sons and four grandchildren. Bob continues to encourage volunteerism - it is not uncommon for Bob to be seen with his grandson Alex in tow helping out at an event.
Previous Volunteers of the Year
2005 - Gerry Herman
2004 - Doug Melnychuk - "billy's bud"
2001 - Ken Gulevich "King of the Wings"
1999 - Hannah Kim - "Hannah & Friends"
1996 - Master Hong Park - "Breaking Barriers"
1994 - Marie Casey-Wells - "Dancing from the Heart"
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