Libraries are not just quiet places for bookish types to browse and borrow — they have the power to spread knowledge, engage people and change lives through programs and services.
"It's not uncommon to find yourself being a little short, discombobulated or just not feeling yourself leading up to an incident anniversary. That awareness allows you to be a little gentler with yourself."
The Random Acts of Crochet Kindness group in Strathcona County is committed to helping people smile in their community
If you’re feeling a mix of anticipation and anxiety this December, it’s not unusual — and there are some practical ways to move forward.
December 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We hear from County resident Corey as he reflects on sports, COVID and accessibility.
When lockdowns started in 2020, Camryn packed up her things and left her Grade 6 classroom. Today, she’s a teenager and junior high student living in rural Strathcona County. Camryn shares her story of resilience in celebration of National Child Day (Nov. 20).
"Every day I wake up wondering, “Is it going to be busy?”. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. But it’s amazing how people from the community support small businesses. This community is very giving — you can count on them, you know?"
“You can prepare all you want and things still may go sideways — that’s the messiness and beauty of relationship. Conflict is hard but it’s so worth it. Hopefully you come out with a relationship that’s stronger.”
Organizations have the power to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing just that. Riley Penner and Mason Nurse share their experience with the program.
"Although parents have been feeling anxious themselves, we’re seeing a lot of parents reaching out for support. Adults showing genuine care for their child’s well-being is one of the biggest contributors for great resiliency in a child.”