Recognition » Banff Volunteer Centre

By: Banff Volunteer Centre  09-12-2011
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Helping the Greenhouse get growing!

Back in the late winter the Banff Volunteer Centre received a phone call from General Electric who were interested to come to Banff and volunteer for an afternoon on a meaningful community project. The new Banff Community Greenhouse presented the perfect opportunity!

The Banff Gardening and Greenhouse Society (BGGS) has been hard at work for the past year setting the groundwork and fundraising for the first ever Banff Community Greenhouse, and the end of May saw the dream become reality thanks to the help of many dedicated volunteers. When the opportunity to host General Electric volunteers came up the BGGS jumped at the chance to host a group of 15 people.

Not only was GE willing to provide a team of fantastic volunteers, but the Banff Community Greenhouse also received funding support from General Electric. The funds GE provided went towards the cost of fertilizers and some of the materials used to build the gardening boxes.

They arrived in a fleet of matching blue pick-up trucks, ready to get to work with some of the finishing touches for the greenhouse. For the afternoon team shoveled and mixed soil, transported it into the greenhouse and filled the gardening plots. They had some ingenious methods and a lot of fun!

Here’s a group shot of all 15 GE Volunteers and a team of BGGS and local volunteers who came out for the afternoon.

Thank you to the GE Team for all of your hard work!

Employer Supported volunteerism is on the rise!
Banff is a fantastic destination to host corporate groups!

For more information on employer supported volunteering, please contact the Banff Volunteer Centre.

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