12 reasons why we have the BEST volunteers

By Kirsten Neil

Cheers to our volunteers! You’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t seen Team Orange around the province all week. From keeping score to fixing issues to getting snacks, the 6,000 Canada Games volunteers are doing everything under the sun to make sure these Games go off without a hitch and that you enjoy every darn minute of it.

1. No task is too big or too small.

Baseball | Photo: Darryl Gershman

Triathlon | Photo: Monika Cloutier

Athletics | Photo: Darryl Gershman

2. They come prepared for anything.

Mostly it’s heat. The heat’s been ridiculous.

Beach Volleyball | Photo: Ian McCausland

Beach Volleyball | Photo: Marc Nedelec

Beach Volleyball | Photo: Paul Reimer

3. They’re the ones with all the snacks.

And snacks are delicious.

Triathlon | Photo: Richard Ray

Sailing | Photo: Paul Robinson

4. They multitask like a pro.

Softball | Photo: Gary Turchyn

5. They get the job done.

Triathlon | Photo: Richard Ray

Basketball | Photo: Denis Drouin

6. And they’re happy to do it.

Photo: Keith Levit

7. They know how to rock the orange.

This is THE hottest colour of summer.

Photo: Ian McCausland

Photo: Monika Cloutier

8. They make volunteering a family affair.

Photo: Keith Levit

9. And they don’t let age dictate their level of helpfulness.

Thumbs up to all our young volunteers!

Beach Volleyball | Photo: Marc Nedelec

Athletics | Photo: Damian Frazee

10. They’re some of your biggest cheerleaders.

Soccer | Photo: Anthony Fernando

Rowing | Photo: Keith Levit

11. And they’re game for just about anything.

Photo: Denis Drouin

12. And last, but not least, they’re always quick with a smile and a wave.

Triathlon | Photo: Richard Ray

There’s just nothing more to say, except…

Photo: Ian McCausland