Another successful staging of DWTS

BELLEVILLE - It’s hard to believe Dancing with the Stars has come and gone — what a fun filled event.
Congratulations to all our dancers, instructors, sponsors and numerous volunteers that contributed to the huge success of this event. Thank you to our emcees, Mark and Ingrid of 95.5 Hits FM, our deejay, Scotty Lalonde, our sound man, BJ Williams. The organization of an event of this magnitude is an enormous undertaking and I would like to express a special thank you to everyone that made this event possible. TV Cogeco will be airing the event in June 2016, please check out their listings for dates and times.
The audience voted and first was awarded to Jennifer Keiver and Ryan Williams, second place Jill Turney and John Ross Parks, third place Lisa Vance and John Cairns.
The other winner in this event was Volunteer & Information Quinte. Through the hard work and support of the attendees, sponsors, dancers, instructors and volunteers we raised approximately $33,000.
On July 7, 2016 our 16th Annual Ladies Golf and Spa Day will be held at Roundel Glen Golf Course. Ladies, register a team of four for $115 per person and enjoy nine holes of golf, mini spa treatments, amazing prizes and a day of fun. Ladies, if you are interested in golfing, please contact our office at 613-969-8862. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with hole-in-one spotting, putting contests, foot and hand spa services, setup and teardown of event, registration and relievers throughout the day.
Summer is a busy time in the community with many short term volunteer opportunities available. Changes by the Ministry of Education now allows students entering Grade 9 in the fall to start their volunteer hours in July. We encourage you to contact VIQ and discover the volunteer opportunities available that interest you.
Rotary Diners and Duffers golf books are available at the VIQ office. Books are $35 each. The book has a $3,500 value and includes coupons for golf courses, restaurants, wineries and theatres. Purchase a book for yourself, your business colleagues, family and friends. Get yours today!
Volunteer opportunities to choose from this week include:
• Various nursing and retirement homes throughout Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County require volunteers to assist with activity programs for seniors. Volunteers can assist with crafts, games, bingo, cards etc. Orientation and training is provided. Friendly visiting opportunities are also available.
• Pathways to Independence is currently seeking volunteers to provide one-to-one companionship to individuals with a Developmental Disability or Acquired Brain Injury.
• Community Care Centre Hastings requires volunteers to assist in the Hidden Treasure second hand store. Store is located in Tweed. Duties include tidying store, cash and customer service and minor repairs between 10 a.m. and 4p.m.
• Gleaners Food Bank is seeking volunteers to pack food boxes, run the café, assist in warehouse and assist drivers with pick ups. Orientation and training provided.
• QHC Auxiliary in Belleville, Quinte West and Picton require volunteers to assist with various positions throughout hospital. Volunteers can assist at coffee bar, friendly visiting, gift shops, information booths, book cart, emergency, day surgery, rehabilitation, breast screening, and oncology unit. Volunteers provide support and assistance to patients and visitors of hospital. Orientation and training provided
• Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is seeking individuals interested in driving. Volunteer drivers escort and assist seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping. Do you enjoy driving and meeting people? This is the perfect opportunity.

Volunteer & Information Quinte refers volunteers to over 260 agencies throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. We are currently recruiting volunteers to fulfill the needs of our community. Please contact 613-969-8862 or visit our website at www.viq.ca for more information volunteer opportunities and “Help Us Help Others”. VIQ is a United Way Member Agency.

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