Things we’re involved with in the community
Read more...Interview performed on October 27, 2016 by Ryan TaylorAngela was recently awarded the ‘Above and Beyond’ award at the Capital News Community Leader Awards. The awards are largely for her work starting Bats for a Cause.
What inspires you to volunteer?It has always been a feeling that everyone has a duty to give back, as much as they are able, to their community or those in need.
What first inspired you to volunteer?My parents first inspired me to volunteer – they are incredible role models and have always set the example to give back to your community to make it a better place. At 76 and 74 years of age, they still volunteer today and I couldn’t be more proud of them both! I only hope one day my boys will say the same thing about me.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?Oh… I have quite a few that I am passionate about :) Currently my top cause would be the Sunrise Rotary Club and our Interior Savings RibFest Kelowna project. This is a family festival that will be held September 16-18 in City Park featuring award winning ribs, entertainment and children’s activities. I am very passionate about this cause as the prime beneficiary is Shoe Bank Canada who provides shoes to the working poor and homeless across 30 communities throughout BC, including right here in Kelowna! Having a pair of shoes on our feet is something many of us totally take for granted. Yet a simple pair of shoes can be the difference between getting that job, or not, or providing children the opportunity to participate in organized sports. Both of these can be life changing events for an individual… all from a donated pair of shoes… imagine?!