Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Silly Boat Regatta – we couldn’t do it without them. Our heartfelt thanks to all our committed volunteers for helping in “Opening Doors” to children in our community!
– Glen Husband
Thank you to the NCDC for allowing me
to volunteer in all the different areas of the Silly Boat Regatta…the unconditional fundraising from sponsors and community spirit in helping all the families is top notch!
– Nettley Mark
One of the highlights of my summer every
year is Silly Boats. When I first arrived in Nanaimo, I was told I had to see it. Dozens of community groups, building their own boats and raising money for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre. What a fantastic event! I started volunteering after a friend who worked at the CDC knew I couldn’t say ‘No’ to helping a local organization. I know people that work at the CDC. And I know people who have been helped by the CDC. It’s an organization I’m more than happy to help. Whether it’s wrapping gifts at Christmas, which one day maybe they will let me do. Or emceeing the Silly Boats. I can’t say No.
Many thanks to Pam, Cathy and Nettley for handling the Team & Volunteer Registration and assignments! Their efforts ensure that teams and volunteers get to where they need to be and keep things running smoothly!
We are so grateful for the partnership with the Nanaimo Kinsmen Club who volunteer so many hours at the event each year!