Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

The Sixth Annual Community Clean-up in Vanderhoof drew 215 volunteers out to help make sure the town of Vanderhoof stays spotless, April 26.

  • Apr. 30, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Diego Syz

Omineca Express

The Sixth Annual Community Clean-up in Vanderhoof drew 215 volunteers out to help make sure the town of Vanderhoof stays spotless, April 26.

“It’s an annual community clean-up and garbage pick-up done around town all by volunteers,” said Vince Verstappen, an organizer of the annual clean-up and member of the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative.

Approximately six different groups including the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative, The Nechako Valley Food Network, Tim Hortons, Integris Credit Union, The Vanderhoof Bears and The District of Vanderhoof got together to pitch-in and tidy-up the town, according to Verstappen.

The District of Vanderhoof sponsored an afternoon Barbecue for the volunteers which was organized by The Nechako Valley Food Network, according to Lisa Burgener, a volunteer with The Food Network.

The Barbecue featured 100% local flour (for hot dog buns) and 100% local beef (for the hamburgers) featured at the day’s Barbecue.

Volunteers from Integris Credit Union helped rally support for volunteers (like the Vanderhoof Bears) to come out and invest time and resources in our community, said Daniel Wingham, manager of strategic partnerships and business development at Integris Credit Union and a volunteer for the day.