Some of you may already know that I have accepted the position of Archery Sport Leader for the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Over the next three years I will be responsible for managing the committee that puts on the event at Sackville High. That committee will be made up of volunteers from our archery community.
The Canada Games are celebration of youth sports and citizenship. This event not only promotes excellence in athletics but provides a pivotal experience in the lives of young athletes. Participating in the journey to the games infuses the leaders of tomorrow with that intangible essence of what it means to be Canadian. Volunteers enable these experiences to happen.
The other mission of the games is the legacy they leave in the host province. This event has a budget of seven million dollars and some of that is for certifying coaches and officials to a national standard. You could be one of them. Facilities will be upgraded and human capital will be developed. A million dollars will be left as a legacy fund in the host province to make a lasting impact.
I will be looking for approximately 30 folks who want to play a part in this project. There are roles of every size, from traffic attendants to Director of Shooting. Larger roles will require a week of your time in 2011. Smaller roles may only require an afternoon here and there.
I don’t want to get anyone too excited at this time as the enthusiasm will be hard to sustain over three years. There is a vetting process required by the larger games committee and I have to work through them to clear volunteers. I will outline this process later. However, I urge you to think about playing a part, big or small.
Archery Sport Leader
2011 Winter Games.