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The Host Society

2023 Canada Games Volunteer Centre Officially Opens

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The Host Society

2023 Canada Games Volunteer Centre Officially Opens

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — Islanders can now visit the 2023 Canada Games Volunteer Centre, located at 121B Sandstone Road in Charlottetown, to learn more about volunteer opportunities, receive assistance with their application, and complete phases of their volunteer journey.

The Host Society celebrated the grand opening of the Volunteer Centre this morning with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and stakeholder reception. Representatives thanked current and prospective volunteers for dedicating their time, skills and expertise to help deliver a life-shaping Games experience.

“We’re incredibly proud to open the 2023 Canada Games Volunteer Centre, where our dedicated and passionate Host Society staff will welcome, assist and support current and potential volunteers,” said Karolyn Godfrey, Volunteer VP, Vision, Volunteers & Community Relations, 2023 Canada Games Host Society. “The Volunteer Centre will act as a primary hub to engage, recruit and train volunteers, while also serving as an important welcome centre for local residents to inquire about the Games.”

“The 2023 Canada Games will be a chance to celebrate the work and skills of Canada’s young athletes and coaches, supported by their parents and caregivers,” said the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness, Province of Prince Edward Island. “All of this will be made possible through the work of an army of volunteers planning and carrying out the work that makes the Canada Games possible.”

“Islanders are well known for their volunteering spirit!” said Natalie Jameson, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning. “Community is built by everyday people rallying around a common goal to achieve something special. The chance to participate in the Canada Games as a volunteer is a wonderful opportunity for Islanders. With our schools closed for the two weeks of the Games, I encourage our school staff, teachers and older students to volunteer - you won’t regret it!”

The Volunteer Centre is located at 121B Sandstone Road in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, across from the Walmart parking lot. Hours of operation include Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

“Volunteers play an important role in the delivery of a successful Canada Games, and I am very proud to see so many Islanders ready to role up their sleeves and pitch in,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “Our record of hospitality is unmatched, and I am grateful to see so many Charlottetown residents working to make the 2023 Canada Games a success.”

Over 2000 volunteers have already applied for the Atlantic Lottery Community Proud Volunteer Program, reaching 40% of the overall goal of recruiting 5000 volunteers.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Canada Games. That is why we are so proud to sponsor the Volunteer Program and help bring Atlantic Canadians together to experience this remarkable event,” said Patrick Daigle, Atlantic Lottery President and CEO. “We cannot wait for February 2023 so we can celebrate the power of sport together and share PEI with every corner of the country.”

Islanders can apply to become a volunteer online at 2023canadagames.ca/get-involved or in person by visiting a public library in their hometown or the new Volunteer Centre.

The 2023 Canada Games volunteer recruitment team will be traveling to various events and communities across the province, to provide assistance and support to all Islanders who are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Games.

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