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Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Volunteer centre and library hold steady on budget

Two community organizations are keeping their budgets status quo for 2017. On Friday, Nov. 25, the Information and Volunteer Centre of Strathcona County (IVC) and the Strathcona County Library presented their recommended budgets for 2017, both of which have something in common — a zero-per-cent increase for 2017. IVC “It has been an exciting year… Read more »

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

National Volunteer Week Breakfast Keynote Announced

There’s still a long time to go before National Volunteer Week rolls around in April 2017, but the Information and Volunteer Centre (IVC) of Strathcona County just couldn’t hold their water. The local organization has already locked down a key piece in planning local events, booking Barbara Stegemann, Dragon’s Den “game changer” and founder of… Read more »

Posted on Nov 15, 2016

The strength of community in a time of need

On September 26, 2015 Brian Hnatiw’s life changed dramatically and in ways that most of us cannot even imagine. Riding his motorcycle back from a work out in Calgary, the certified personal trainer was struck by an uninsured vehicle driven by an unregistered driver. The near-fatal collision sent Brian flying more than 50 feet, and… Read more »

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

Engaging the Community

Having spent just over two years now working in the community as part of the IVC team, there is one question that I have handled more often than any other when explaining how IVC works as a support and catalyst for the local not-for-profit community. That question: is IVC a department of Strathcona County. The… Read more »