Home   News celebrates #OntAgVolunteers with online contest

Contest runs during National Volunteer Week

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content wants to honour members of Ontario’s ag community who donate their time to local organizations.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, which runs April 23 to 29, is running an online contest. The winner and the organization he or she supports will each win $100.

“Many producers donate their time to local farm or commodity organizations, 4-H associations, as well as other organizations to help promote and celebrate Ontario agriculture. It’s important for us to recognize those people and organizations, as they strengthen and support our rural communities,” says Andrea Gal, managing editor of

Canadians volunteered close to 2 billion hours in 2013, according to Volunteer Canada. And a majority of volunteers said they do this work to contribute to the community. A large portion of volunteers said they give their time because they’re directly affected by a particular cause.

To enter the contest, contestants must send an original tweet using the hashtag #OntAgVolunteer. Contestants must also follow’s #Ontag Twtitter account, if they aren’t already doing so.

The contest opens Thurs., Apr. 20. It closes Thurs., Apr. 27 at 12:00 EST.


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