Volunteer Orientation Monday – Cool Aid Culture Arts Festival

Active ImageCool Aid is looking for 40 more volunteers to help during its summer Arts Festival & 40th Reunion, on Saturday, August 16 from 1 to 7 pm. Drivers and roadies are also needed in the days preceding and following the Cool Aid Culture Arts Festival. Anyone interested in volunteering should call 250-590-1931 or email volunteer@CoolAid.org .

A volunteer orientation is being held this coming Monday, August 11 from 5 to 6:30 pm at Cool Aid’s Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora. Everyone interested in volunteering is invited – whether they have signed up or not.

“Volunteers do not have to attend the orientation to help out but they will find it an interesting and helpful introduction to Cool Aid and our unique Arts Festival,” said Kathy Stinson, Cool Aid’s executive director.

“Anyone wishing to volunteer is encouraged to bring a friend or other family member along.  It’s more fun to volunteer together,” said Alan Rycroft, community relations coordinator for Cool Aid. “Interested persons should call Cool Aid right away at 250-590-1931 to sign up or to get more information.”

The “Cool Aid Culture – Arts Festival & 40th Reunion” includes six hours of live music, over 25 visual artists displaying and selling their creations, street acts, a children’s area, and 4½ hours of “Doggy Idol” for dog lovers and their furry friends. The full program will be released on Wednesday, August 13 in the morning.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been building hope, lives and community in the Capital Region for 40 years, since 1968, through a wide range of programs including supported housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, and a casual labour pool. For more information visit www.CoolAid.org or call 250-383-1977.

The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative.

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Information:        www.CoolAid.org/40

Volunteer job opportunities at the Arts Festival

Kathy Stinson, Executive Director
250-383-1977, kstinson@CoolAid.org

Alan Rycroft, Community Relations Coordinator
250-414-4781, arycroft@CoolAid.org