Volunteers help make the community great

There will be a need for volunteers this spring and summer to step forward and once again make Weyburn proud, as a number of our local organizations will be hosting events.
The Weyburn Agricultural Society and the Weyburn Golf Club will both be holding big events, and it will require volunteer help to make those events a success.
In the case of the Golf Club, they are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2019, and there are a number of events planned to be held throughout this coming season, starting with a fundraiser Par 3 Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 11.
This will raise some much-needed funds for the golf course, and it will serve as a kickoff for the centennial season. At the club’s annual meeting, president John Corrigan is encouraging any members to be involved in any way they can, and indeed, volunteers can step up who aren’t club members but just want to lend a hand.
For the Ag Society, they have a full slate of events coming up this year, and the very backbone of the organization are the core of volunteers who are faithfully helping out every year.
The Weyburn Fair is one of the biggest events, and it will run for most of the first week of July, with chuckwagon races, a midway and rodeo, and a demolition derby to end the Fair week on July 6.
Volunteers are always needed for every aspect of the Fair, from the rodeo to the admission booths for the fair grounds — but this year, the Ag Society will have additional events, including two different cattle shows in a row, for Charolais producers and then for Hereford producers, both of which promise to bring many families in to the exhibition grounds.
All of these events will be good for the local economy, as they will bring in visitors both to take part and to watch the events, and will need to do shopping, eat in restaurants, buy gas and stay in our motels and hotels.
In short, to support these events with volunteer help will help out the organizations, and the community at large, and will enhance Weyburn’s image and reputation as a friendly and neighbourly community that extends warm hospitality to all visitors.
This is part of what has led Weyburn to achieve the status of one of the best places to live in all of Canada, and as the No. 1 place on the Prairies, two years in a row.
This doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by the community as a whole looking after and promoting the quality of life in Weyburn, making it a great place to retire, to raise a family, and to live and work.
Volunteerism is a major part of that picture, and this year has many opportunities to shine.

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