One of the longtime dedicated volunteers with the 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey team is Ingrid Meyer, who says it’s very exciting to have a local hockey team.
“It’s good for the economy and for the community as a whole. It’s a real boost and I want to be a part of that.”
Meyer is not a newcomer to volunteering.
Nominated for the 2015 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, she is also a director of the 108 Ranch Community Association and a director with the 100 Mile & District Historical Society.
She started the Business Fair and Christmas Market, the 108 Heritage Market, is the main organizer of the local Canada Day celebration and belongs to the 108 Lions Club.
She says new Wrangler volunteers are always welcome, and there’s something to do for everyone.
“You need at least 20 volunteers per game – you need people at the door, in the penalty boxes and on the stairs to the seating area, doing the Frisbee or puck toss in the breaks during the games, running the merchandise room, selling programs, singing the anthem, doing the 50/50 draw, working in the beer garden, driving the bus, washing the towels and cleaning the room for the boys and you need goal judges.
“I love seeing these young men ‘belonging’ in our community and hearing how wonderful they are. “They are well-mannered and show great community spirit. It really brings faith in young people to our community.”
For more information about volunteering with the Wranglers, phone 250-395-1005, visit www.100milewranglers.com or find them on Facebook.