Community Engagement

Another example of community initiatives that get people talking!

Photo-6-25-2014-10-59-30-AMImage from Blame Betty, my favourite store in Calgary

In addition to the mini-beautification of a bus stop, now there is also benches that have been distributed around Calgary. I particularly like how the media is taking hold of these ‘feel good stories’. I have a hard time keeping up with news because the predilection of media towards negative news stories is just too much to do on a daily basis. Being informed about what is going on in your community is very important, but when you’ve read about the nth murder this month, it’s easy to fall into the perception that your city is a bad place. This example does a good job of reminding people to get engaged in their communities and that a few number of people are still able to make a big difference.

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Fantastic Community Initiative in Calgary

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Photo by Candace Ward for Metro

I love this brilliant idea, by unknown sources, to have a mini-beautification of a neighbourhood bus stop. I would love to see this idea take off around Calgary. Little Free Libraries are another way to add some fun and literacy to your community, but as someone who has spent a lot of time in Calgary bus stops, I think they sorely need some spirit lifting initiatives like this!