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June 24/08 2:00 am - Kokanee Crankworx Needs Volunteers

Posted by Editoress on 06/24/08

Kokanee Crankworx Needs Volunteers

Kokanee Crankworx organizers are looking for volunteers to play an important role at mountain biking's biggest annual festival August 9-17, 2008. Kokanee Crankworx has 300 volunteer spots to cover 900 shifts during the nine days of the event.

Kokanee Crankworx has been receiving applications from volunteers from all over the world including Brazil, Panama, and New Zealand as well as all across Canada. There are a variety of jobs available to Kokanee Crankworx volunteers, from course set-up to competitor relations.

"Volunteering at Kokanee Crankworx is a great way to meet new people and be a part of this world class festival. It's pretty cool knowing that you helped in executing an event that is so popular for fans and participant alike," says Jenn McElroy, Kokanee Crankworx Logistics Coordinator. "Volunteer participation is an integral part of Kokanee Crankworx and it is their effort that helps make this event a success."

New to the volunteer program this year is the Endurance Volunteer position. Kokanee Crankworx is offering a limited opportunity to become an Endurance Volunteer and learn from the best in the event business. This position requires availability for more than five days, for six hour shifts, and volunteers must be more than 19 yeas old. The Endurance Volunteer position is a great way to build your resume while playing a larger role at Crankworx.

Other Volunteer Positions Include:

• Competitor Relations - Functions as a liaison between staff and competitors
• Sport Crew - On-hill position responsible for assisting with race venue set up, maintenance and tear down.
• Logistics Assistants - Responsible for ensuring volunteers for each day are checked in and out for their appropriate department and shift times
• Expo Crew - Ensures all aspects of the Village Expo run smoothly.
• Media / VIP Accreditation Crew - Acts as a knowledgeable representative for Kokanee Crankworx.
• Branding Crew - Responsible for maintaining the look of the festival.

To sign-up for a volunteer position or for more information on Kokanee Crankworx - Whistler's premier freeride mountain bike festival - please visit or call 604-905-2034


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