Volunteers with the Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon create a big impact.
Because of your involvement, an internationally renowned event comes here to our back yard. It is a fun event that promotes fitness and involves competitors as young as eight years old.
Visitors bring energy and enthusiasm that add a sense of vibrancy to our community. This event also brings money to hotels, restaurants and other retail outlets.
Your donation of time makes such an event possible and ensures that everything runs safely.
At this stage, volunteers are being recruited primarily for the bike course. The race is August 18th and 19th, 2012.
On Saturday, the volunteer shifts are 6:30am â€“ 11:30 am. Sunday offers three shift options of 6:30am – 3pm, 6:30am – 11:30am, or 11:00am – 3:00pm.
On the bike course, you would staff a barricade to help insure athlete safety by keeping cars off the route. If a vehicle does disobey, you record the license number and race organizers have the RCMP follow-up.
As a volunteer you will receive volunteer instruction, an event volunteer manual, a complimentary volunteer t-shirt, food, refreshments, and a fun-filled post-race volunteer appreciation party with many exciting draw prizes.
The top draw prize is two tickets on Air Canada anywhere in Continental North America where Air Canada flys.
This is an opportunity to get your own team â€“ of volunteers â€“ together. Ask family and friends. Honorariums may be available to groups from $100-$500 depending on numbers.
Volunteers are asked to a bring hat, sunscreen and a chair. You can usually park your car right next to your spot. Food and water will be sent your way.
Although the Apple Triathlon has been going for 30 years, this might be your first time getting involved. More information is available at appletriathlon.com.
You can view this and other ways to get involved in the Central Okanagan at kcr.ca, Volunteer Opportunities Search.