Event Recap: Volunteer & Staff Appreciation Event

The Volunteer & Staff Appreciation Event on June 21st was a great suc-cess – the weather gods smiled on us and we had an exquisitely sunny day for a picnic in Stanley Park. Volunteers, staff, SCWIST directors dropped by from 10:30am-2:00pm.

The food was marvelous picnic food that even the children readily gobbled up, and we did not have much left at the end. There was just something about warm sun, a park, and eating a picnic lunch.

For the little ones, the nearby playground beckoned, and so they en-tertained themselves on the jungle gym for hours. The rest of us had lively conversations ranging from travel to networking to self-defense techniques, self-defense training for women and how it increases self-confidence, among other topics. Those of us on the events committee even brainstormed for ideas for next year’s events, and we came up with some good ones. Stay tuned!

Thanks to all who helped make this Appreciation Event happen and especially to our wonderful volunteers ans staff — thanks so much for all that you do for SCWIST. Together we can do anything.

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Prepared by: Pat Baird & Vladimirka Pereula
Photo Credit: Shreema Merchant