‘It’s déjà vu’: BC Summer Games 1978 volunteer gets involved in upcoming Winter Games
PENTICTON — Marge Noble has many fond memories of her time volunteering at the inaugural B.C. Summer Games. She volunteered at the 1978 event, training women how to be hostesses.
“It’s déjà vu. I get to be a hostess again,” says Noble.
When Penticton hosts the 2016 B.C. Winter Games in February, Noble will fulfill her hostess duties once again at the rhythmic gymnastics events.
Some of her most cherished memories are meeting Premier Bill Bennett and other dignitaries, and building friendships that have lasted through the decades.
“It’s an experience in one’s life that you don’t forget. And I wanted another go at it, at this age, 37 years later.”
Noble looks forward to volunteering again and hopes others will share her enthusiasm.
“Now that Christmas is over, and the new year is coming, I think people can focus on volunteering,” says Noble.
Organizers say 800 people have already signed up to get involved.
“We’re quite anxious, only 2 more months to go. And we’re pretty excited, pretty pumped. We probably have half our volunteers, and we probably need 400 to 600 more,” says Bill Bidlake, President of the 2016 B.C. Winter Games.
Prospective volunteers can register in person at #90-246 Martin Street, online, or via telephone 250-492-2026.