The 2016 Volunteer Dinner was held at the Pomegranate Restaurant at Fort Erie High School on Wednesday May 11th.
Through the development of a Service Learning Partnership Initiative Volunteers are being recognized, students are learning, and the value of partnerships is being promoted. The Hospitality & Restaurant Service Program has agreed to host a Community Living~Fort Erie Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Nigh’s Sweet Shop of Stevensville reached out to help by covering the cost of all the meals for all our volunteers.
Sherry Campbell of The Sherry Campbell Counseling Group spoke to our volunteers on resiliency and achieving balance. She recognized the important differences our volunteers are making in the Fort Erie community! Her informative and energizing presentation ensured volunteers left feeling appreciated and energized!!
The Pomegranate Restaurant is a student run enterprise that began in January 2008. Mr. Keyvani and his team of Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students run the restaurant every Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The students see to every detail of the restaurant from designing menu, setting up proper formal table settings, using fine linens and napkins to executing the menu”. This experience has given the students skills in the Hospitality industry that are essential for success in the real world.
For reservations, please call 905-871-4610, ext. #254.
The Board President Addressed Our Volunteers
Bob Majkut acknowledged that we have been able to accomplish many things due to the efforts of our AMAZING volunteer team. “Thank you to our Board of Directors, our special event volunteers and our summer camp volunteers. Thank you to each of you who havecontributed many hours volunteering at our Bingos and helped with Administrative duties in the office. Tonight we celebrate those of you who have worked so hard throughout the year planning and coordinating our annual fundraiser and those of you who are leisure buddies to the people we support. ”
“Each of you has made a difference in the lives of the people we support in a significant way.”