My name is Juliane and I’m a volunteer at Steinbach Arts Council. Volunteering has been a lot of fun, plus my volunteer hours count towards my graduation at Red River College. I get to do all kinds of stuff like preparing and helping out at events and as well working on the computer.

This past Saturday I had the chance to help out at the SRSS Theater for the show “ The Three Munschketeers. “ I had the opportunity to read stories to some of the kids that came to the show, which I really enjoyed. I’ve never done that before! We had blankets and pillows on the floor for the kids to sit down and listen to the stories while they were waiting for the show to begin. After the show I helped out with serving cookies and milk to the kids. I liked watching the kids all line up, waiting for their milk and cookies. They were so cute! After everyone was gone we started cleaning up. We took down all the decorations from the hallway. We had put up fun pictures from all of the classes going on right now at S.A.C. and also some pictures and a collage of last year’s Summer Arts Day Camps. We had also put up all the stories that had been entered in the story writing contest. I helped judge the stories and select winners. It was really hard to choose! Those kids are so smart, and they write such amazing and funny stories! After the show, I also helped tear down the stage used by PTE. The staff from Steinbach Arts Council was very friendly to me and helped me when I needed help. After cleaning everything up at the SRSS we drove back to S.A.C. to put everything back where it came from.

It was a fun day and I can say that I enjoyed working with the staff from Steinbach Arts Council and with the other volunteers. I love meeting new people and volunteering opens many doors to meet more people.

Thank you to Steinbach Arts Council for hiring me as a volunteer and being so welcoming. I really appreciate it!

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

For more info, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca.

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