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Volunteers' Stories

Photo of volunteer Debbie Young Debbie Young, a Parks Canada Volunteer
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500 Hours… and Counting

Would you like to have an opportunity to wear an 1850’s costume, see behind the scenes at a national historic site, and share memorable experiences with others?

Just over six years ago, I saw the above ad in the Volunteers column of the Winnipeg Free Press. I didn’t realize then that my relationship with Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and Parks Canada would extend to almost 500 volunteer hours – and counting! Read more...


Photo of volunteers, André and Micheline Bastien André et Micheline Bastien, volunteer ambassadors at St-Lawrence Islands National Park
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A Neighbourly Welcome

For the past 25 years, André and Micheline Bastien have enjoyed long summer holidays on their cabin cruiser, sailing the waters in and around St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

These days, after years of unofficially helping out, they are now volunteers for the Islands Stewardship Program. Read more...



Photo of junior volunteer Ainsley Milley Ainslie Milley, a young volunteer at Fort Battleford National Historic Site
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A Battlefield Turns into a Volunteer Opportunity

“I never thought I could enjoy my summers ‘working’ as I have volunteering for Fort Battleford. I look forward to coming back every summer.” – Ainslie Milley, one of Parks Canada’s dedicated junior volunteers. Read more...