WorkLink hosted its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. There were plenty of fun events with a dunk tank, barbecue lunch, face painting, games, speeches and prizes. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WorkLink celebrates 40 years on the West Shore

Anniversary celebration included a dunk tank

WorkLink is celebrating 40 years of helping local residents and to mark the milestone, they hosted a celebration on Thursday, July 12. Spending the afternoon with clients they’ve helped in the past – and there are a lot of people they’ve helped along the way – as well as meeting new community members, staff at WorkLink were able to share some smiles.

MLA Mitzi Dean was on hand to make a speech, as well as WorkLink’s executive director Peter Doukakis.

Doukakis even braved the dunk tank and let his staff and community members take turns plunging him into the fridged waters.

Along with the dunk tank, there was a free barbecue lunch, snack, caks, face painting, games and prizes.

To learn more about the services and programs WorkLink offers to all members of the community, go to bit.ly/2uhNm5y.


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