National Volunteer Week April 14th to  April 20th 2024


The power of the people reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.  We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.

Canada's Volunteer Week is from April 14th to April 20th, 2024

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2024 is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. This reveals the importance of volunteering to the strength and vibrancy of our communities through the interconnected actions we take to support one another. These diverse forms of sharing our time, talent, and energy strengthen the fabric of our community.

Through volunteering we experience our interconnectedness, making our lives more meaningful. By getting involved in various ways, we find friendship, develop trust, and link our relationships. Threading these connections, we come to belong as we contribute towards the same goals.

Like each individual thread makes weaving stronger, every volunteer’s experience, perspective, and abilities add to our collective resilience. Woven together from coast to coast to coast, volunteering reinforces our ability to grow, thrive, and create change within our community, province, and country.

Knowing our volunteer contributions are valued and meaningful creates a greater sense of purpose and dedication. From helping build a home, cleaning up a park, or coaching a sports team to cooking for an ill friend, checking in on a neighbour, or helping a stranger cross the street, each action we take impacts our community’s overall wellness, now and for future generations.

During National Volunteer Week 2024, we celebrate our collective impact: through our kindness, generosity, and commitment to volunteering, we weave our lives together.

Dresden & District Horticultural Society

Thanks to Heather Bedell's campaign we have passed the 100 membership mark. We still need to reach the 200 mark to be eligible for the full provincial grant. Message our page if you wish to have one. They are still only $5 and they will give you a discount at many area nurseries. Watch for our Charity Barbecue at Dresden Foodland on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. With the purchase of a $5 membership you will receive a free hot dog and drink. This will also be "Clean up Chatham-Kent" for Dresden. Register from 9:00-11:00 and you will receive a coupon for an ice cream cone when you return to Rotary Park with your bag of garbage. You will be assigned areas that need to be cleaned.

Please Thank These Local, Independent Small Business Operators For Their Support

Local Business Operators like ones shown here, have helped to make this message possible. They are community booster and are deserving of your support.

CJ Window Tinting Dresden. Your Madico Dealer.  


Locally owned and operated by Trevor Authier & Mark deHass 

Always our best deal on each and every car and truck.

Call Greg Moulton for new tires, repair service & more.

Florence Mill Inc. Castle Dealer *Hardware & Building Supplies. 519-692-4711.

Badder Bus Service Limited, Phone 1-800-668-1974: Wabash.

10210 McCreary Line, Hwy #78. Mon-Fri- 8-5, Sat 8-3

A wide range of supplies & metal fabricated services.

Quality Used Cars and Trucks at affordable prices.

Formerly known as Shelley's Painted Treasures!

Thank you for Thinking and Shopping Local.