Kimberley’s JulyFest needs volunteers

Beverage servers, bocce refs, parade entrants required

JulyFest is only a month away.

JulyFest is just over a month away and organizers are thrilled with the number of bocce teams already signed up.

Karen Rempel from Rocky Mountain Event Planners, who has taken on organizing JulyFest this year, says that signups for bocce is double what it was at this time last year.

“The response has been amazing. I think that tells us people are excited about the new location. They like that the party starts there and stays there. And I think they like that there will be more space.”

So with event signup going well, it’s time to put out a call for volunteers.

“We are looking for bocce refs,” Rempel said. “We are trying to keep volunteer ref shifts to 12 hours over the three days if we can. We are also still looking for volunteers of all sorts at the bocce venue.We need beverage servers, runners, admission people.”

Those who volunteer in the beverage tents can look forward to an easier task this year, as beer no longer has to be poured.

“It’s going to be a lot easier on volunteers,” Rempel said.

And speaking of beer, this year Labbatts has taken over sponsorship of the beverage garden.

“Labbatts couldn’t have been more excited to work with us and they are great to work with,” Rempel said. “We’d also like to thank our marquee sponsor BDO.”

If you would like to volunteer at JulyFest, call Karen at 250-427-8709. There is a Volunteer Appreciation Event scheduled for July 7 from 3 to 5:30 at the Centennial Park ball field. At that time, organizers will be doing a dry run of the new location and also talking to volunteers about serving etc.