Heart and stroke volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, is an opportunity for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to thank all of our dedicated volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, is an opportunity for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to thank all of our dedicated volunteers who generously give their time to fuel life-saving research and to change the lives of people right here on Vancouver Island.

All of our volunteers are vital partners, spearheading fundraising, advocacy and health education efforts that save lives. They serve on our provincial advisory board and event planning committees, devote countless hours to the smooth running and success of our events, provide office support, speak on our behalf at community health fairs or for media interviews, share their personal stories of courage and perseverance to inspire others and much more.

Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, such as the 100,000 passionate volunteers across British Columbia who, despite sometimes harsh weather, canvass their neighbourhoods during our annual Heart Month campaign, demonstrating their true commitment and passion for making a difference. Every step they take brings a survivor closer to home.

I thank all those who volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as those who give their time to so many other worthwhile causes. Large or small, the contributions made by volunteers are a testament to the capacity of each and every one of us who wish to make a positive difference in our communities.

Let us all take the opportunity this week to extend our heartfelt thanks to a volunteer.

Janice Krall, Area Manager Vancouver Island Heart and Stroke FoundationNanaimo

Just Posted

Halloween festivities abound in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

From aerial shows to trick or treating, there’s plenty of event options for all ages

Celebration of life announced for Parksville man who died following reported hit and run

Investigation still underway following death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Mushroom festival returns to Coombs

Displays, talks, mushroom identification and more

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are highly poisonous

Fly Agaric mushrooms can cause hallucinations, gastrointestinal pain and death

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

Island mom warning others as suspicious powder found in mail

“I was very uneasy … it could be coffee whitener or it could be something else in the bag.”

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

Most Read