RDOS Volunteer Spotlight | Bob McAtamney

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is recognizing July’s volunteer of the month Bob McAtamney from Electoral Area B (Cawston). Bob has lived in Cawston for more than 40 years. He came to the Similkameen Valley to pick cherries in 1979, and never left.

Bob McAtamney is a spirited volunteer who believes giving his time is a great way to contribute to the community where he lives. “I prefer this form of activism compared to a political position as I can have more control over my contributions and a deeper impact on the community in which I live”, says Bob. 

Bob’s volunteer work has had a deep impact in the area. One of his personal highlights is the creation of a Disc Golf Course at Pine Park in Keremeos and Kobau Park in Cawston. Bob has taken on different roles during his 15 years of volunteering with the RDOS. He served on the Similkameen Recreation Centre Commission, the Cawston Community Hall Society board, and currently works with the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS) conducting a Theatre Camp at the Grist Mill.

“Volunteers are the essence of community and they take personal responsibility for the well-being of the region they live in,” says Electoral Area “G” Director Tim Roberts. “Heartfelt gratitude to all volunteers for your invaluable contribution to our community.”

Volunteerism is a critical aspect in helping RDOS Recreation strive to promote its goal of “Healthy Individuals and Communities”.

To learn more about RDOS volunteer opportunities, including the Community Champions program, please visit the RDOS website.


Mark Pendergraft, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen


Nancy Wigley
RDOS Recreation Administrative Assistant

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 RDOS Volunteer Bob McAtamney

RDOS volunteer Bob McAtamney