Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family Volunteer Opportunities emphasized through National Family Week

The Grande Prairie 2010 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is celebrating National Family Week October 4-10, by encouraging FAMILY participation in this international celebration of sport and culture!

These youth-focused Games maintain their relevance with young people by reaching beyond the over 2,000 Northern participants and encouraging volunteerism with youth of the same age.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those as young as 12, with some tasks designated as Youth Positions.

At a time like National Family Week the focus of many parents shifts towards activities that involve and engage the whole family – an event like the 2010 Arctic Winter Games is a FANTASTIC opportunity to do just that!

Remember – kids are out of school the week of the Games, making it even easier for families to spend time together while supporting this unique international event.

There are also many opportunities for family involvement prior to the Games; with promotional displays, volunteer rallies, and the upcoming Santa Claus parade.

One of the things we notice at events like these is that ‘Games’ activities are quickly becoming ‘family’ activities, with whole families coming out to carry flags along a parade route, or mom staffing a promotional display for an afternoon while the kids hand out tattoos, and dad hangs out with Mascot Aluk for the day.

Families get a chance to spend some time together, work towards a common goal, and be a part of some exciting community events!

For more information, or to register YOUR FAMILY as Games volunteers:
- Phone 780-538-4777
- Visit the Games Office in Ernie’s Sports Plaza (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm)

For More Information on this, or other news stories click http://www.awg2010.org/news.aspx

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