Friday, August 22, 2014

Volunteer Recognition Picnic

Yesterday we attended the Tamarac Volunteer Recognition Picnic at the refuge.  The picnic is held every year as a thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to the refuge.  The festivities began with a social hour then an awards ceremony and ended with a catered barbeque dinner.   The theme for this year's the picnic was Safari.

Janice (our volunteer coordinator)

Our friend Judy was recognized for over 800 volunteer hours at the refuge.  Wow Judy that's a lot of hours. 
Judy receiving her award from refuge manager Neil.

Ron receiving his Volunteer of the Year award.  He had over 4000 hours.

John and I have accumulated over 400 hours each since we have been here.  Wow.  It seems like we just arrived yesterday.  The time has really flown.  I have enjoyed working with Judy and will miss her when she leaves next month.  So glad I got the opportunity to work with her.  Thanks so much Judy for sharing your knowledge of the refuge with me.  I have learned so much. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


  1. I am glad that they show you all how much they value your service. I am sure it would not be possible without you.

  2. Volunteers are invaluable. . .glad they showed their appreciation!

  3. We've been following along. It doesn't seem like you've been there that long. It's neat to find someplace that thanks you for service. We hope to see you soon.