Working for Lifestyles this summer really puts things into to perspective on how many volunteers there are in this city, and how a lot of the programs in Estevan run on a volunteer basis.
There are programs that have been long running in Estevan such as organized sports and even high school sports, and people spend an extra amount of their time making sure those are a success.
All of the local minor sports that occur in this city are run by volunteers, and that is important because it gives the youth something to do in this city.
A lot of people see Estevan in a negative way, but in reality, there are a lot of positives in this city.
The Relay for Life puts Estevan in a positive light, as that whole event is organized by volunteers. Whether it is fundraising or contributing in many ways to the relay, it shows that people in this community will come together and represent Estevan in a positive way.
With Estevan making a bid for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games, the committee is made up of volunteers from the community who have already put in lots of time to help get the games to Estevan.
When there is a committee formed to help fundraise or raise awareness, it is usually done by a group of volunteers, like the Time to Twin Highways 39 and 6 Committee.
Also, the former Estevan Lives Rider Pride Committee was all volunteers and they did a lot to generate funds for youth football.
It’s also important to make people aware that most of the programs are volunteer-based, because the youth who are involved with particular programs often come back and volunteer once they are older.
I was involved with the Estevan Sixth Group Scouts when I was a youth, and once I was old enough to help out the program, that’s when I realized that it does take a lot of volunteers, and extra work and time, to keep an organization like that going.
So I want to give props to all of the people who are involved in the extracurricular programs, because they help give this city character.