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Volunteer Spotlight – Arlene Blanchette

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Alison Adamson

Arlene Blanchette decided to apply to volunteer with us when she first moved to Chilliwack. She thought it would be a great way to learn about her new home. In April of 2008 Arlene began with us at our Museum building. You will find her filling two shifts in our gift shop, one on Wednesday afternoons and one on Thursday mornings. She greets guests, answers questions and processes sales, and Arlene also created and maintains our inventory system.

Arlene says her favourite Museum memories involve interacting with the visiting children. Whether it has been at Christmas time when the classes come in to learn about Christmas in Chilliwack in the late 1800’s, or when the schools are out and grandparents and parents bring the children in to see the museum. Sometimes it has been hearing the children tell her about convincing their families to come in that has been a special and entertaining treat.

Arlene loves to read, travel and spend time with her sons and their families. She is pictured here on her recent trip to China and she will soon be flying off to Thailand.

We thank her for her time and talents that she so generously shares with us!