Prince Albert has done it again.
The city’s somehow managed to host the 2014 Saskatchewan Winter Games, the Prince Albert Winter Festival, the Canadian Challenge sled dog race and five concerts in 10 nights at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre.
All of them -- including the concerts -- have a single common denominator that binds them; they were utterly dependent on the work of volunteers.
During a busy week here at the Daily Herald covering all of the events, newsroom staff heard the same themes emerging again and again.
Our visitors were blown away by how they were treated and by the quality of the organization that went into the respective events.
It speaks volumes about the quality and quantity of the volunteer base in this community because it was a massive request for help.
Any of the events on their own requires a lot of help; having all of them on at one time was extraordinary.
We now have a chance to relax for a while with the ever-present knowledge that the next events are coming soon.
And the people of Prince Albert will have yet another chance to show their goodwill, generosity and abundant community spirit.
While it’s never just the work of a single person to make these events happen, the people who headed up the Games, the Festival and the sled dog race all deserve a special tip of the cap.
So to you, Al Dyer, Darrell Prokopie and Gil Gracie, a thank you from all of us.
Prince Albert Daily Herald