Volunteer Spotlight: Don Knudsen
“Being able to see the children progress, have fun and learn new skills has been fantastic – contributing to their own personal success and helping staff out on the ice has been an even greater feeling for me.”
Don, who is turning the young age of 70 this August, has been volunteering consistently with our City’s “Learn to Skate” Program since 2015. Originally inspired to volunteer while watching grandson participate in the program, he has since become instrumental in helping staff deliver high quality recreation experiences to children who are looking to improve their skating skills and abilities.
Don’s love for the game of hockey and skating stems from his roots living on the Prairies and moving to B.C’s lower mainland when he was young, exploring and participating in recreation-based hockey at various levels. He is a hard-working, blue-collar type of guy who really enjoys being on the ice and interacting with others; his humble, genuine and friendly personality is one of the many reasons why children, staff and others are drawn to Don and love being around him.
Don still plays hockey and is currently a participant and organizer of the Tri-Cities Oldtimers Hockey League; his love for the game of hockey and passion for helping others succeed has lead him to be one of our City’s brightest stars in our Recreation Department’s Volunteer Program.
The City of Port Coquitlam’s Recreation Department would like to thank Don Knudsen for making a positive impact in our community!
“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”