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Track and field club looks for community help

It takes a village to raise a medal winner

Powell River Track and Field Club, which has been active since 1974, is inviting the public to its annual general meeting next week. Over the past 36 years, the club has supported Powell River youth in achieving personal bests in athletics with some great success stories, including the most recent win of two silver medals at the 2010 BC Summer Games. With over 50 children from ages nine to 16 years old participating in the club, and the building of a brand new track at Timberlane Park, this will be a critical year. The executive, made up of a handful of parents, is appealing to the community for volunteer help. They are hoping to get more parents, grandparents, as well as members of the community who may have a background in track and field, or who would simply like to help, to come out and support Powell River youth in a healthy, positive pursuit. Assistance is needed with operations of the club, coaching and training the children, website assistance, and with the transition of the club’s trailers and equipment to the new track site. Anybody interested in helping is invited to attend the meeting, which is being held at 7 pm, Tuesday, February 22 at the French Club, 5110 Manson Avenue. The 2011 track season starts in April and the club is looking forward to another fantastic, medal-winning year at the new site, with lots of help. For more information about the club, readers can contact Ron Hollingsworth at 604.485.7587.