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Community Futures chooses volunteer of the year

Alan Peterson recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Community Futures Boundary, as part of the National Volunteer Week is recognizing Alan Peterson for his work in the community. 

Peterson joined the Community Futures Boundary Board in November 2014 and is currently vice president.  Peterson is a retired lawyer having practiced in Victoria for 35 years.  Since his arrival in Grand Forks, he has spent numerous hours volunteering with Rotary, Community Futures Boundary, Grand Forks Curling Club, Grand Forks Trail Society, Christina Lake Golf Course and other organizations. 

Peterson is always up for a challenge and has been invaluable to many not-for-profits in the region.   His interests lie in Sustainable Community Development and Education and Training.  He is a respected and contributing member of our community.  

National Volunteer Week is from April 23 to 20 and Volunteer Canada as well as Community Futures are celebrating an estimated 12.7 million volunteers. This year marks the 14th year Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign in partnership with Investors Group, a longstanding supporter of National Volunteer Week.

Community Futures Boundary is a small business development organization – based in the community and for the community. We offer local assistance from experts who live in the same communities as our clients, and have 34 offices throughout rural BC.

Our wide variety of services and tools are designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals through business planning advice and loans, as well as self-employment assistance. Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business. To learn more, visit 

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