Volunteers make it happen

Johanne Thompson is profiled as an active volunteer in Sooke

  • Apr. 17, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Johanne Thompson has lived in East Sooke with her family for the past five years. Since she was a child, she has loved singing and helping others, and this passion led her to earn her degrees in Psychology and Music Therapy from the University of Windsor, Ontario.

She keeps active in the community by singing with the Sooke Community Choir, and has been on stage with Sooke Harbour Players in 2010’s production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat  (narrator), 2011 Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), and 2012,  when she directed and performed in Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Queen of Hearts).

She has also volunteered her time for Navy League Cadets, Saseenos PAC, VIHA Health Units, and for the Labour Companion Program with the Military Family Resource Centre.

Johanne is currently contracted as the coordinator for the Sooke Regional Volunteer Centre.

“The best thing about volunteering,” says Thompson, “is that you can support others in the community by using your skills and talents.”

The Sooke Regional Volunteer Centre is holding its Second Annual Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Sooke Community Hall from 12-4 p.m.

“Ihope this event will encourage and inspire others to volunteer and make this wonderful community that we call home an even better place to live,” said Thompson.

If you would like more information about the Volunteer Fair, please contact Johanne at volunteersooke@gmail.com, or (250)514-8865.

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