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Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Long-Term Volunteer Wins Kelowna Community Leader Award

Published October 01, 2015 20:11

RickWe are proud to announce that one of our volunteers, Rick Potter, has won the Kelowna Community Leader Award through the Capital News. Rick was nominated under the Youth Volunteer section which highlights individuals in the community that make a positive contribution to youth and who are depended upon and committed to providing direction, programs and/or support to ensure our youth have positive experiences.

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Restorative Justice Program provides an opportunity for youth who have committed a crime to repair the harm done to the community and to mend any relationships that may have been affected. Rick Potter started volunteering with a Restorative Justice Program in Listowel, Ontario 15 years ago and has been volunteering with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Restorative Justice Program since 2003. Rick continues to show passion and dedication in his work with youths.

Rick strives to go above and beyond by allowing youths in the program a chance to complete their community service work hours with him at the Rutland United Church where Rick is a Pastor. Rick is compassionate, empathetic, understanding, and a positive role model. Although Rick works during the week and is involved with other activities within the community, he takes the time to attend conferences in his spare evenings.

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs appreciate everything Rick has done for the youths in our community and look forward to Rick’s continued participation in the program.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer or how to make a referral to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Restorative Justice Program, please contact Paige Aulenback, Program Coordinator, at (250) 868-8541 ext. 206 or paulenback@boysandgirlsclubs.ca.

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