Maple Ridge Mayor Read honoured outstanding community volunteers at council's meeting on May 5. The volunteers were nominated by the organizations they serve for special recognition.

Maple Ridge Mayor Read honoured outstanding community volunteers at council's meeting on May 5. The volunteers were nominated by the organizations they serve for special recognition.

Breakfast to celebrate volunteers in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom.

Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient, said Volunteer Centre coordinator, Heather Treleaven.

April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

Locally, the Volunteer Centre at Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services is hosting a volunteer celebration breakfast on Saturday, April 16, 9-10:30 a.m. at Boston Pizza in Pitt Meadows.

The free event and is open to anyone who volunteers in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.

“The volunteer breakfast is always a lot of fun,” Treleaven said. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the community to thank its dedicated volunteers for everything they do during the year to make sure programs, services and special events can operate.”

• Contact the Volunteer Centre at www.comservice.bc.ca or call 604-467-6911, ext. 1230, or email: htreleaven@comservice.bc.ca.