Track and Field Volunteers

Please volunteer for the upcoming YK Track and Field Meet June 1!


Every year my husband (Michael) and I organize the track and field meet for Yellowknife.  We have about 300 children/adults participate in this one day event and require about 75 volunteers to run the meet.  We have many track as well as the field events - discus, shot put, javelin and high jump and long jump.

The track meet will be held on Sat June 1st at William McDonald School track.  I normally asks volunteers to come for either the morning (9-12) or the afternoon (12-4). Of course people are more than welcome to help for the entire day, with requirements being based on when the event starts and finishes.  Each event is run with 3-4 volunteers, someone lining up the kids, another taking measurements, and another does the recording.  We also need a starter, someone to hand out medals, timers etc.

No experience is required, each event has guidelines on the back of the clip board, Michael also roams around to show volunteers how to get set up and how to run the events.

This can be a fun thing to help out with especially if you do it with a friend. On the other hand it can be miserable if the weather is cold and wet but when we dress in layers we're usually comfortable.  When it's a cold day I dress for minus 20 and shed layers if needed. 

Thank you for considering helping out with this event, please let me know if you require any other information.  I will be calling around for volunteers next week, could you please reply by email or call us with your name and phone number.

Thanks so much! We're planning for a fantastic event this year with everyone's help!


Nicole Dion