This is national volunteer week, when we say thank you to the many community minded residents who give their time freely to organizations or events in our region. Communities throughout the County have a number of activities planned to recognize volunteers. A dessert evening is being held tonight at the Clairmont community school library beginning at 7 pm. Wembley is hosting a volunteer appreciation and community award banquet tomorrow night, beginning at 5:30. And three events are planned for Wednesday – a pancake supper in Hythe, a Mayoral Just Desserts event in Sexsmith, and a Volunteer Appreciation and Civic Awards night in Beaverlodge. Grande Prairie will host it’s Volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 24th, in conjunction with it’s Leaders of Tomorrow awards celebration.