Volunteer fair slated tomorrow

Students may get a better idea on how to work off those mandatory 40 hours of community service after a volunteer fair tomorrow from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fort Frances High School.
“It’s in conjunction with the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau since it’s the Year of the Volunteer,” said teacher Carla Magisano, who has organized the event with Joan Pearson of the volunteer bureau.
“I was talking with Joan yesterday and we have approximately 20 different organizations that are going to be there,” she added.
Among the groups will be the committee organizing the World Health Organization conference next May, Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Valley Adult Learning Association, the Business Improvement Area, Kiwanis, Elks, Fort Frances Library and Museum, Shaw Cable, United Native Friendship Centre, Salvation Army, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship committee, Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the OPP.
“We have a really, really nice sampling,” noted Pearson.
This is the first fair of its type to be held here for students. “The idea is to generate ideas. It’s information for the students and the public,” noted Magisano.
“Of course, students are in charge of what they want to do. Hopefully, they’ll get some ideas and can start fulfilling their hours,” she added.
“This is also a wonderful opportunity to let the young people know what these organizations are about, and to let them know there’s lots of things they can volunteer for,” remarked Pearson.
Students will go down to the small gym during their first and second periods, and they are welcome to go back to the fair to get more information during their lunch break.
The fair is open to the public between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.