Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:27

Volunteers for BCIS enjoy helping out the Bandits

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Volunteers who help out BCIS also helped out the Brooks Bandits at games Dec. 29 and Jan. 1. Volunteers who help out BCIS also helped out the Brooks Bandits at games Dec. 29 and Jan. 1. Photo contributed

Brooks & County Immigration Services volunteers got an opportunity to do something a little different.


A group which included Kanwar Ali, Stephanie and Rodney Barg, Jose David Galdamez, Bereket HailMichael, Saida Ahmad Shaikh and Gurpreet Gill volunteered at two recent Brooks Bandits' Alberta Junior Hockey League games — Dec. 29 and Jan. 1.
Gill, the BCIS Volunteer Coordinator, says she was approached by Bandits administration a few weeks ago about doing some volunteer help at these games, something the Bandits do with the community.
It was the first time since Gill has been volunteer coordinator that her volunteers have helped.
"We gave it a try and we all thought it went well," explained Gill who said the Bandits wanted four to five volunteers. "It was something totally different."
They got a pre-game orientation on some of the duties which needed addressing. Amongst their duties were selling 50-50 tickets, some security and working in the liquor lounge.
It went so well, Gill explains they will work at another Bandits’ game. She plans to try and get some different people to help, so everyone gets a chance to experience not only the work, but the actual hockey as well.
"I am really happy with them, the work was appreciated."

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