Random kindness

The warmth and generosity of our community shone brightly despite wet and windy conditions on Friday, Nov. 6.

The warmth and generosity of our community shone brightly despite wet and windy conditions on Friday, Nov. 6.

Oceanside marked a first by participating in the annual national celebration known as Random Act of Kindness Day. This movement engages people in small acts of kindness and generosity and it came as a welcome surprise to those on the receiving end.

On behalf of the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation, I want to thank the many area businesses who supported the day through donations of gift cards and getting their employees on board. A special note of thanks to Qualicum Beach Elementary School students who hand-coloured greeting cards for people they had never met, and to KSS students who delivered them to residents at Qualicum Manor and the Gardens. More than a dozen KSS students volunteered to greet people in the community, surprise them with a gift card for free coffee and hand out cards encouraging others to perform a simple act of kindness.

This movement has been gaining momentum and bringing communities together across Canada since 2008. Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to touch the lives of others in a positive way.

Wendy Carmichael,President, Parksville-QualicumCommunity FoundationNanoose Bay

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