Letter: Dinner needs coordinators

This is the 34th year but the future is looking shaky without more help with the planning of it.

I would like to put a call out for coordinators for the Community Christmas Dinner.

We are so thankful for all the people that volunteer on Dec. 24 and 25, without them we would not be able to have this wonderful event, BUT we also need coordinators. A lot of work goes into putting this event on, starting the beginning of November with one last meeting in January—not a big commitment.

I always like to say we go fast and furious for a couple of months and then that’s it for the rest of the year.

Last year we had five key people move out of town and a couple more not available this year, so we are a pretty thin group sitting around the planning table with everyone picking up the slack. We need more people now and next year for sure.

Our main concern is our kitchen coordinators, they have indicated that they may not be available next year (they have been doing it for five years) so if someone was interested in this position they could come on board this year to get the feel of the kitchen. That would be ideal with another set of chefs, they could alternately have Christmas with their families.

This is the 34th year but the future is looking shaky without more help with the planning of it.

If anyone would like to discuss the dinner you are welcome to call myself at 250-442-2689 or Linda Lane at 250-442-2207.

– Paula Wolkosky, Grand Forks


Just Posted

Columbia River Treaty renegotiation set to begin in early 2018

Renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the U.S. will begin in early 2018

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Castlegar Rebels take flight in win over Grand Forks

Team speed was too much for the visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins to handle.

Property crime on the rise in Grand Forks: RCMP

Grand Forks RCMP sat down with the Gazette to talk property crime and community solutions.

RDKB elects Russell as board chair

Grace McGregor will be vice-chair of the board.

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Accused NYC subway bomber expected to face federal charges

Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged Tuesday with terrorism and weapons related charges

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

B.C. Conservatives applaud Site C decision

B.C. Conservatives happy with government decision to proceed

Hwy. 1 avalanche improvements promise less delays

B.C.’s new remote avalanche-control systems near Revelstoke are ready for avalanche season

2017 word of the year: Feminism

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

200 Russians to compete in Olympics as neutrals

The Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Researchers claim the ‘man flu’ does exist

Review of scientific studies suggests ‘man flu’ may be more intense: researcher

Most Read