Canada Day volunteers were like rays of sunshine during rainy event

Editor: I had the pleasure of participating at Canada Day at McLeod Park as an exhibitor for our non-profit society.

The weather did not co-operate very well, with Saturday being rainy and Sunday iffy at the beginning and then clearing up for a while.

Being in a wheelchair I was a little concerned about the wet grass, but getting stuck once in the mud and being rescued by the president himself, Travis Strain, was a unique experience.

However, I would like to commend the entire committee for a job well done. Obviously, the weather was out of their control but everything else was, and they did it well. What fantastic volunteers.

All of them had smiles on their faces and were welcoming and helpful throughout. I particularly want to mention the care and consideration that was exhibited for people with disabilities. More than half the volunteers in our booth were in wheelchairs and it was not easy to get around with the wet conditions and soft ground and mud in places.

Thank you for transporting them from the parking lot to our booth and even transporting them to the bathrooms during the day. You have no idea how that turned a potentially difficult experience into one where we could laugh about the challenges and have a wonderful time.

Thank you so very much,  especially to Karen who was instrumental in the planning and execution. We would eagerly come back next year.

Zosia Ettenberg

Langley Pos-Abilities Society