Osprey Village was in full swing at Spring Fling on Easter Sunday as hundreds of people gathered in the centre to celebrate Easter and to help mark the anniversaries of two of the local businesses - Stomping Grounds and Verde Flowers.
For children on the hunt for Easter candy, eight golden eggs were also hidden throughout Osprey Village and whoever found them had a chance to win a birthday party with Click & Clown.
There were arts and crafts, Mr. I, Dilly the Clown, face painting, and of course, Easter Bunny.
Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation ambassadors were at the Spring Fling on Sunday helping businesses and their customers to celebrate.
Ambassador Trevor Batstone has been in the program only one month and the Spring Fling is already his third event.
"I love living in Pitt Meadows and I want to give back to the community," said Batstone, who is a 66-year-old retired transit supervisor and professional photographer.
At the Spring Fling, Batstone assisted at Stomping Grounds, who were celebrating their oneyear-anniversary.
"I'm enjoying it very much. I've met a lot of great people and attend all the special events," he said.
Lori Graham, ambassador program co-ordinator, was also at the Spring Fling.
Not only was Graham there to assist Verde Flowers with its second-year anniversary, but also to discuss the Ambassador Program and offer information about the PMEDC's programs and services.
"Right now we have 11 ambassadors in the program and we are always looking for more," Graham said.
"The ambassador program was developed to support business because we know that many of them are operating with less than five employees - sometimes as few as two - and if any of them want to do community outreach, it makes it difficult for them without help," she explained.
"Our volunteer ambassadors provide those helping hands where and when needed to contribute to a successful event. Their assistance strengthens relationships and enhances the small-town feel that Pitt Meadows residents and business owners know and love," said Graham.
Meanwhile, be on the lookout for the blue ambassador shirts around Pitt Meadows in the upcoming season.
Batstone's next gig is to assist as an ambassador is at the volunteer appreciation breakfast at Red Robin on April 15.
To learn more about the PMEDC ambassador program, visit www.thinkpittmeadows.ca or call 604-465-9481.
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