Volunteer Grandparents

Volunteer Burnaby recently held their Annual General meeting in the lovely setting of Burnaby City Hall.  There were some interesting reports but the most fascinating was the presentation from Volunteer Grandparents (Volunteers for Intergenerational Programs Society).  This Society had its 40th anniversary AGM in conjunction with Volunteer Burnaby.    They had some of their original members, the people who started the society, give a presentation as to what it was like originally.  It was really interesting to hear the stories of how the Society got formed back in the 70’s and to see some of the people they had affected.

Volunteer Grandparents AGM

Volunteer Grandparents is exactly what it says.  They match younger people with surrogate grandparents where an extended family doesn’t necessarily exist.    Their website has more information but we hope to hear more about the good work they do.

Featured Client – Jogas Espresso Café

Located in the downtown of Grand Forks, BC on Market Avenue, is Jogas Espresso Café, owned by Roger and Donna Soviskov.  A family business, Jogas displays local art and photography in addition to selling organic, free trade espresso from “Kootenay Coffee Co”  in Nelson, BC.  Also featured at the café is home-made Russian borscht courtesy of Roger’s mother, Lucy.  Fresh muffins, cookies, pastries and daily lunch specials are also offered, for Eat-In or Take-Out.  Free Wireless Internet, over 50 flavours of syrups for coffees, and real fruit for smoothies are also reasons customers keep coming back for more of the friendly atmosphere of Jogas Espresso Café.

Visit their website for more yummy details! www.jogas.ca