The Parent Support Services Society of B.C. is seeking volunteers to help with Grandparents Day on Sept. 8 at Nanaimo’s Bowen Park. (Stock photo)

Volunteers needed for Grandparents Day event in Nanaimo

Picnic will take place Sept. 8 at Bowen Park

Grandparents give so much and deserve a day in their honour, and volunteers are needed to help that happen in Nanaimo.

The Parent Support Services Society of B.C. is seeking volunteers to help with Grandparents Day on Sept. 8 at Nanaimo’s Bowen Park.

The Nanaimo event is one of three Grandparents Day events that PSS is hosting in the province. There will be a picnic and family activities that day, so volunteers who can help with preparation and setup are required.

According to the PSS website, in B.C. there are more than 13,000 children being raised full-time by their grandparents or other relatives. PSS supports grandparents with advocacy and information about resources.

“PSS is marking this day to celebrate all grandparents, and shine a spotlight on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, as well as other kinship caregivers,” notes the event website.

For information about volunteering, contact Sandi at 250-468-9658 or e-mail or Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or

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