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December 10, 2018

Richard White is a life time racing fan. As he prepared to talk with the Volunteer Service Bureau about his volunteering with the North Peace Bracket Racing Association (NPBRA) for Caught in the Act. The 76 year old recounted how, in the 1960s, he would spend Sundays enjoying drag racing in Edmonton and later on in life being part of the racing scene in Fairview. 

After retiring in 2009, the trained mechanic said he was conned into volunteering with the NPBRA by friends who were already involved in with organization. It was a natural fit as Richard has been with the group ever since. He finds it hard to believe it’s already been twenty years and he debates with Volunteer Coordinator Karen Winterburn if he is the group’s longest active helper but agrees with her he may be the oldest.  Richard has no plans on stopping anytime soon, he sees race weekends as vacation time and often camps at the Beaverlodge Airport Racing Facility during the two days he spends running the Crash Truck, helping out in the box or wherever else his buddies may need him.  When asked for advice for people thinking of volunteer with NPBRA Richard says “Go for it, we could use all the help we can get, it’s always a great experience.” He then jokingly adds “We need NPBRA in the community it helps keep the lead-footed people off the highways.”

The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau would like to thank Richard White for volunteering with the North Peace Bracket Racing Association for closed to 20 years! And for being ‘Caught in the Act’. For more information on North Peace Bracket Racing Association and how you can volunteer with this great agency visit www.npbra.ca. 

The GPVSB would also like to thank our Caught in the Act sponsor Red Rock Urban BBQ for helping to recognize the great volunteers in our community.

 

Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau

ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  November 9, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes KayLee Flint for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘KayLee is a new volunteer this year and has done an outstanding job. Without her we wouldn't have been able to have our last race. Thank you so much KayLee and hope to see you again next year.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY! November 7, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Jillian Cove for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Jillian is one of our new volunteers that we couldn’t do without. She loves working the Spectator Gate and Reality Booth, or anything that needs doing. Thanks Jillian for all of your help this year. Hope to see you again next year.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY! November 5, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Bob Hurley for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Bob is one of our long time members and is always willing to give a hand. From helping put up the gazebo to putting up temporary fencing. Thanks Bob for all of your help.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  November 1, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Mike Gerow for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Mike is one of our long time members and an exceptional volunteer. He helps with track set up and tear down, no matter the weather! He is always willing to give a helping hand. Thanks Mike for all of the help that you give.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  October 25, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Dean Gage for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Dean is one of our most dependable volunteers. He is always at the races and willing to do anything needed. Thanks Dean for all that you do.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  October 18, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Warren Hillis for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Warren is in charge of our tech for the race vehicles. He is always there when he is needed plus does some of our mowing for the track. He is always willing to give an extra hand. Thank you Warren for being a long term member and all of your volunteer work.’

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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER

ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  October 12, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Lorraine Gerow for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Lorraine has many positions with our club from Promotions Coordinator, Memorabilia Coordinator and all around volunteer at the track. Thank you for all your hard work Lorraine.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  October 10, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Tal Saastad for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Tal is our Club President. He has taken over many positions he never planned on but stepped up to the plate when needed. Thank you Tal.’

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ROCK STAR OF THE DAY!  October 2, 2018
North Peace Bracket Racing Association recognizes Diana Beck for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Diana is our treasurer and puts in an amazing amount of hours to keep our club running. Thanks for all of your hard work Diana.’

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New Volunteers Welcome

Please email volunteer(at)npbra.ca for more information

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