Wranglers got a good start on signing up volunteers

Still room for a lot more as many hands make light work

Don Fisher

Don Fisher

The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club’s volunteer fair at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on July 18 got off to a brisk start, but slowed down after the first hour or so.

However, club president Tom Bachynski says the turnout was about what he expected.

“It started out with a bang, as there were people waiting here at four o’clock for us to show up, which is typical for this sort of thing.”

He adds the committee chose to start at 4 p.m., so people who were coming off shift work or ending their work day could come down to the arena to sign up for one the many volunteer jobs before they went home for dinner. It meant they wouldn’t have to come back into town to sign the volunteer sheets.

“Unfortunately, the weather is pretty good, so I think there is a lot of lawn mowing being done.

“But that’s OK. We know there is a lot of interest in the team and this isn’t the best time of the year to garner volunteers because were not a priority in the front of their minds.”

Bachynski says the club will be holding more sign-ups until they get as many volunteers as they need.

“We know they’re out there and we know they want to volunteer. We just don’t who they are right now and we just want to identify who they are and then away we go.”

Noting people are into vacation mode right now, the club president says he is confident folks will start thinking about junior hockey when the Wranglers’ Main Camp comes to 100 Mile House, Aug. 18-20.

“I think this is when people will see the hockey team is for real; the ice will be in, the jerseys will be in and the smell of hockey will be in the air.

“Then the volunteers will start coming in, and we’ll get them coming in from now until then as well.”

Volunteers – who are they?

Don Fisher was one of the people who signed up as a volunteer on July 18.

In fact, he signed up for two jobs – to monitor the penalty box and work in the refreshment garden.

“I just want to help out and do what I can.”

Fisher has been a hockey referee for 12 years and says he is looking forward to seeing this brand of hockey coming to 100 Mile House.

Fan turnout is going to be important for the club, he adds. “I think we need to have good turnouts at every game.”

Fisher says he thinks having the Wranglers in town will be a big boost for minor hockey. “I’m looking forward to it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in the region Jan. 20, 2021 and three additional deaths. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
95 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, two deaths

Another member of Vernon’s Noric House has passed

A specialized RCMP team is investigating a suspicious trailer, which might have connections to the illicit drug trade, found abandoned outside a Cache Creek motel. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
RCMP investigating suspicious trailer found abandoned in Cache Creek

Hazardous materials believed to be consistent with the production of illicit drugs were found

Grade 5 student Liam Ouellette and Grade 4 student Trigg Jansen read together in Horse Lake Elementary School’s reading room. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Reading, literacy opens doors to learning

Students at Horse Lake Elementary School seek out challenging reads.

100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile mayor calls on residents to ‘work together’ during pandemic

Mitch Campsall also urges residents to follow the health orders.

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

Businesses continue to struggle under COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic reaches the one-year mark. (B.C. government)
Another 564 COVID-19 cases, mass vaccine plan coming Friday

15 more deaths, community cluster declared in Williams Lake

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interprovincial travel restrictions a no-go, Horgan says after reviewing legal options

The B.C. NDP government sought legal advice as concerns of travel continue

Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)
Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders

Since November, the ski resort has been forced to make several changes

Darlene Curylo scratched a $3M ticket, BCLC’s largest ever scratch and win prize. (BCLC)
Kelowna woman in shock after winning BCLC’s largest-ever instant-ticket prize

Darlene Curylo couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the amount of money she’d won from a scratch ticket

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

While each person has different reasons for becoming homeless, a UBCO study shows they learn through their interactions with different services to perform ‘as homeless’ based on the expectations of service providers. (Contributed)
Kelowna homeless forced to ‘perform’ for resources, says UBCO study

One participant in the study said ‘It is about looking homeless, but not too homeless’

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette takes the royal salute from the Guard of Honour as she makes her way deliver the the throne speech, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns, apologizes for ‘tensions’ at Rideau Hall

Payette, who is the Queen’s representative in Canada, has been the governor general since 2017

Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline’s facilities in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet will operate the first commercial Boeing 737 Max flight in Canada today since the aircraft was grounded in 2019 following two deadly crashes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service on Vancouver flight

After a lengthy review process, Transport Canada cleared the plane to return to Canadian airspace

The top part of the fossil burrow, seen from the side, with feathery lines from the disturbance of the soil – thought to be caused by the worm pulling prey into the burrow. (Paleoenvironntal Sediment Laboratory/National Taiwan University)
PHOTOS: SFU researchers find evidence of ‘giant’ predatory worms on ocean floor

Fossils found the prove the existence of an ancient Taiwanese worm as long as two metres

Most Read