Stuart Nechako Manor honours volunteers

Volunteers recognized for their hours contributed to the Stuart Nechako Manor and St. John’s Hospital

2012 Candystriper’s: Nicole Michels

2012 Candystriper’s: Nicole Michels

Christina Millington

Omineca Express

The Stuart Nechako Manor hosted a appreciation tea on June 12 in honour of the 2012 Candystriper’s.

The Candystriper program remains active and successful.

Edna Oryshchuk, President of St. John’s Hospital Auxiliary Society announced on behalf of the program their appreciation towards to dedicated candystripers and the hours they have volunteered while juggling the schedules of a typical teenager.

“The old saying still stands, when you want something done, ask a busy person,” expressed Oryshchuk. “ The Candystripers work their volunteer hours around school, school activities, homework and often part-time jobs.”

The program has been a great success this year bringing in total hours from February 1990 to June 2012 to 5,168 hours.

“I strive towards this being a positive experience for our volunteers and that we all benefit from their being here,” Oryshchuk said.

“Giving back to our communities through the spirit of volunteerism is among the greatest rewards a person can achieve.”

BCAHA (British Columbia Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries) Tribute Fund recognizes students in the pursuit of post secondary studies in a healthcare field.

Those that are eligible to receive this honour must have completed 100 volunteer hours in a BCAHA auxiliary sponsored youth program, pursuing studies in an accredited human healthcare program and are in their second semester of their second or subsequent year of studies in a recognized post secondary institution.

For more information on how you can volunteer your time as a Candystriper contact Edna Oryshchuk at 250-567-9759.