volunteers – we wouldn’t be here without them

Canada’s National Volunteer Week takes place April 7-13 to celebrate the nation’s 12.7 million volunteers. I’m not sure how they got this number but living in Powell River has made me think that this number might be even higher.

So many people give their time and energy to organizations asking for nothing in return. I see it everywhere in Powell River. They do it because it makes them feel good! OK, so maybe they want the event t-shirt but they will wear it with the pride of a volunteer!

Volunteers organize people, they organize events, they bake things and they make things! Sometimes people volunteer because they have the expertise and want to share it. Sometimes they’re retired from their 9-5 and still want to make a contribution. Sometimes they recognize a need and fulfill it.  

CJMP90.1FM is run by volunteers. Everytime you hear some great music or discussion or hear a wicked podcast or the Tla’amin Word of the Day coming across our airwaves know that it takes about 30 volunteers to make it work.

So, take your hats off to all volunteers everywhere!!!

CJMP90.1FM needs volunteers! Visit cjmp (dot) ca (slash) volunteer!


The People’s Prom: Wedding Crashers

CJMP is thrilled to bring back the People’s Prom. This is a dance party fundraiser for Powell River’s community radio station. All proceeds from this volunteer-run event will go to the station to help keep the lights on and the signal lit.

But this year, something’s different.

You are NOT cordially invited to attend this year’s People’s Prom, but you are going to come anyways. The theme this year is ‘Wedding Crashers – Invited or not, you are going to this wedding!’

Prom will be one big wedding reception (without the dinner). Theme colours are ‘sea foam’ and ‘dusty rose’ so dress to impress! Fun wedding attire appreciated! You wanna be the bride and groom? Go right ahead! Do you have an old Bridesmaid dress you are dying to wear again to get your moneys’ worth? Wear it!!! Maybe you want to be a guest! What would you wear to crash a wedding that you weren’t invited to? Do your worst!

And, as always, this is the People’s Prom so you are welcome to come as you are. We just want to see you! It’s been a year, for heaven’s sake!! You don’t need a fancy dress to do the chicken dance! Come on!!!

$10 to get in. McKinney’s is slinging the drinks. There will be a 50/50, a photo booth and special treats so get ready to flash your cash! This is a fundraiser, after all!

What you need to know:

    Where: McKinney’s Vintage Pub in Townsite
    When: 8:00pm to 1:00am
    Cover: $10
    Brooks Dry Grad Safe Rides available on site to get you home


save the ‘NEW’ date for prom

The People’s Prom, that is!! Save the date – March 15, 2019. It was to be March 16 but now it’s March 15. Mark your calendars!!!

Here’s what we know so far – it will be at McKinney’s, there will be DJs and there will be dancing. Stay tuned for more updates and a Facebook event page. The theme will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you there!

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