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Karen Kiernander
Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Karen Kiernander “I think volunteering in any capacity gives one a purpose and I enjoy helping out in any way I can.” Karen... Read More»
teen and senior at a laptop
Shannon, Queen's Square | August 1, 2017
The use of technology comes as easily as breathing for teens, but for those of us who grew up in a different era, handling something high tech leaves... Read More»
thank you in block letters
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 2, 2017
April is National Volunteer Month, and we salute the more than 400 individuals who donate their time, ideas and energy to Idea Exchange. In 2016, a... Read More»
caterpillars/butterflies
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Volunteering is not just the purview of the retired these days. Statistics Canada’s most recent report showed that more than 47% of Canadians... Read More»
Group of penguins
Shannon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2016
You don’t need to be a sociologist to recognize that above all things our culture values individualism. We dance to the beat of our own drum because... Read More»
Road leading into the horizon
Shannon, Queen's Square | August 2, 2016
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust In 1999, the Government of Ontario... Read More»
Two people reading
Lori, Preston | July 4, 2016
I have been a volunteer for the Visiting Library Service for the past 3 years. Because of Geisla’s immobility she cannot get out to visit the library... Read More»
Celebrating Success with the VLS!
Shannon, Queen's Square | May 2, 2016
It was a day to celebrate the contribution of our volunteers. The 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Reception brought together the committed adult... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 30, 2015
The 2015 Idea Exchange Anniversary Volunteers National Volunteer Month offers us the chance to take notice of all our volunteers, and give a special... Read More»

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