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Winterlude puts out call for volunteers

While the cold might send some running for cover, Jacky Rollin embraces it.

While the cold might send some running for cover, Jacky Rollin embraces it.

As Winterlude prepares to kick off its 31st edition in a few weeks, the Cumberland resident has again signed up to volunteer.

“I love it,” said Rollin, a 15-year-volunteer. “I think it’s a way of giving back to the community. If there were no volunteers, I don’t think this event would go.”
She’s worked as a volunteer co-ordinator in Confederation Park, in Jacques-Cartier Park and as a co-ordinator for the Ice Hogs.

Winterlude, which runs from Feb. 6 to 22, requires 700 volunteers annually. Yesterday, the National Capital Commission once again put out the call.

“It’s a wonderful way to be a part of the celebration,” said NCC spokeswoman Julie Rocheleau. “We’ve been doing Winterlude for such a long time that it’s really well organized. It’s just a great overall experience.”

It would seem people ag­ree — the return rate for volunteers is 65 per cent, she said. Those interested can ca­ll the NCC at 613-239-5373 or e-mail volunteer_benevoles@ncc-ccn.ca.

 
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