The Weyburn Communithon Committee hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Night just prior to their AGM on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Weyburn Communithon Committee vice-chair Lindsay Manko-Bauche said, "It was 'about time' to celebrate the contributions of volunteers in Weyburn at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and AGM hosted by Communithon. The event [...] witnessed an impressive turnout of approximately 40 attendees, reflecting the unwavering support and dedication of the Weyburn community towards making a positive impact."

The theme for the event was, "Every Moment Matters", which saw the meeting room at Southeast College decked with symbolic gestures, including a 43-year Communithon timeline, clock décor, and prompts for a time capsule, serving as touching reminders of the invaluable contributions of volunteers to the event. 

"Whether your contribution is big or small, truly every moment does matter to make Communithon special each year," she shared.

"Remarkably, a staggering one-tenth of Weyburn's population volunteers on the day of Communithon, whether behind the scenes, as representatives of local businesses, or as entertainment, showcasing the remarkable unity and spirit of giving within the community. To honour the inter-generational giving of our youth to Communithon, the Ambassador Squad was also honoured with certificates for their outstanding involvement and dedication towards advancing the mission of Communithon."

The event also provided a platform to highlight the diverse opportunities available within Communithon's sub-committees, including Business, Finance, Entertainment / Staging / Facility, Volunteer, Decoration, and Allocations. 

"This event truly takes a village, and if community members want to get involved behind the scenes, they can contact us at, or through our social media accounts," she invited.

Following the formal proceedings, significant motions were carried, shaping the trajectory of Communithon's endeavours for the upcoming year. It was decided that Communithon 2024 will take place on October 25th, under the theme "Fall in Love with Communithon: It's Our Time." 

Additionally, this year's fundraising goal was set at $98,000, paying homage to Kathryn Groshong, the oldest and longest-serving volunteer, who will celebrate her 98th birthday in May. 

"Communithon extends its heartfelt gratitude to all volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who continue to champion the cause of community welfare and empowerment. Together, we reaffirm our commitment that every moment matters!"

The next Communithon Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday May 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Find the Communithon website HERE and their Facebook page HERE.

-with submitted notes from Lindsay Manko-Bauche.


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