After struggling in recent years to fill volunteer roles on its executive committee, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association now has each position filled after an influx of volunteers came forward at the association’s annual general meeting Jan. 12.
“It’s great, we had a really good turnout. In previous years, we’ve always been one or two bodies short, so it’s nice to have (a full board),” said Semi Hockey president Ian Maguire.
Maguire said an article published in the Peace Arch News earlier this month – detailing the dearth of volunteers – helped considerably.
“It definitely triggered a few phone calls,” he said.
“That was the intent, and it’s nice to see it work out. It’s a good-news story, just fantastic.”
Many of the new volunteers are younger parents, whose children play in the association’s youngest age divisions, Maguire added.
“That’s really nice to see, and very encouraging to get some new blood into the organization. Some of the people who came forward we knew about, some were a surprise, but we have some really good people in the mix now.”