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Social Action: Celebrating National Child Day

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Social Action: Celebrating National Child Day

National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making in their community. To celebrate, Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition held a creative mask design competition as an opportunity for children and youth to express themselves through art, poetry, and creative writing.

Community Builders during COVID-19: Stay Strong Succulents

July 24, 2020 | Community stories
Community Builders during COVID-19: Stay Strong Succulents

Over three days, nine volunteers spent approximately 40 person-hours deliver 350 hens and chicks from the Aspen Ridge Greenhouse to the residents in Jubilee Landing Residents Association (the ‘RA’).  

“You definitely brightened my day, what a nice surprise” and “you made my day … love the plants” are some of the sentiments shared with Marg Chaba and Denise Beaudry of the Jubilee Landing, as they recently delivered succulents to fellow community members. 

Community-builders in COVID-19: Graham Heights and Scot Haven Walking Group

Range Road 232 subdivision residents connection through weekly walking group

Community-builders in COVID-19: Graham Heights and Scot Haven Walking Group

As a recent block party host, Jamie Imeson understands that even when you live close to others, you don't necessarily know each other. With block parties on hold due to the pandemic, Jamie and some neighbourhood friends looked for another way to build connections in their community while maintaining appropriate physical distancing, so last month they began meeting every Wednesday night for a walking group. It's an easy-paced way to socialize, make new friends and build community for people living in the Graham Heights and Scot Haven neighbourhood.

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place plantings

Connection grants support floral and tree planting for seniors

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place plantings

Kathy and Carol are both retired from working directly with Linking Generations but are still passionate about connecting with seniors and volunteering in ways to enrich their lives. When they learned about the Strathcona County Connection Grants, each applied for one because thought it would be nice to plant some things outside of Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place that seniors could enjoy looking at from inside and enjoy when they do get a chance to go outside.  

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Convoy

Jessica Lutz and the Ardrossan Recreation and Agricultural Society

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Convoy

Where there was a will, there was a way. A group of like-minded people really wanted to be able to offer some good, safe fun to our community, so Jessica Lutz and the board of the Ardrossan Recreation and Agricultural Society took their annual Ardrossan Old Fashioned Parade & Picnic and decided to completely re-invent it, in a socially responsible manner. The Ardrossan 'reverse parade' was born! Read more about how Jessica describes the upcoming Country Convoy, coming to Strathcona County June 27, 2020.