Thousands of 2019 Canada Winter Games volunteers took advantage of huge discounts of left over merchandise at the volunteer appreciation event held March 3 at the Westerner in Red Deer. (Photo by JEROLD LEBLANC/Advocate staff)

Search is on for volunteers to help carry on 2019 Canada Winter Games legacy

With the 2019 Canada Winter Games long in the rearview mirror, a new project to carry on the legacy of those Games has started.

They are currently looking for volunteers to help form a Red Deer Sport Leadership Society. The independent, non-for-profit society will be charged with the mandate of building on the momentum and the legacy of the Games by assisting with sport growth in Red Deer.

Individuals interested should be “sport focused leaders, who have a passion to continue to build on the momentum and legacy of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in the areas of sport leadership, development, hosting, investment and celebration,” according to a statement on the website.

The application deadline for potential applicants is June 20 and they are asked to indicate interest in a chair or director position.

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