Michelle Kempton is busy year-round with organizing the Maritime Race Weekend. Last week her main focus was taking her volunteers out for a movie night!
February weather in Nova Scotia is a mix of rain and snow. We rarely see the sun. Thankfully, the good weather will soon be here and so will race day.
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Even though the race is eight months away, there’s still a lot to do. I’m keeping busy planning surprises for the five year anniversary celebration, meeting with sponsors and last week, the top priority was to host a volunteer appreciation event. I organize two per year, one in the winter and the other in the summer. We’re so busy during race weekend, a volunteer appreciation event gives us a chance to socialize, stay connected, give away prizes and thank volunteers in person for helping.
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With the winter weather getting many of us down, I thought watching an inspirational running movie would be a perfect activity for the event with our pirate crew – especially considering that 80 per cent of our volunteers are runners. We rented a movie theatre and invited the volunteers to come to the movie screening.
The vibe was so positive that it made me realize how much I miss seeing the pirate crew in the off-season – I can’t wait for sunshine and September.