After two years of social distancing and sheltering at home due to the global pandemic, the Town of Olds is encouraging people to get out and about with a fun competition during Random Acts of Kindness Week that runs from February 12 – 18.
The week culminates with Random Act of Kindness Day on Friday, Feb, 17, which is a day to recognize, celebrate, and encourage kind acts across the globe and here in Olds. The Town’s community Services department has created a Random Acts of Kindness bingo card for residents to participate in a fun and friendly competition and a chance to win prizes for their acts of kindness.
“It’s no secret that the last two years have been particularly challenging for Canadians, so why not celebrate a day that encourages good deeds to lift the spirits of those around us?” says Heather Dixon, Town of Olds Lead Community Facilitator. “There is evidence that performing kind acts for others is linked to increased feelings of happiness and positivity, and can even encourage those who witness kind acts to repeat what they see. With that in mind, let’s inspire kindness and promote altruism in our communities today and every day,” she added.
Random Acts of Kindness Bingo Cards can be downloaded from the Town website at www.olds.ca/aok as well as various places throughout the community. There are cards for students, seniors, and the community in general. Activities on the cards are simple acts of kindness to carry out; Donate something to someone in need, help someone carry something, or buy a coffee for someone. Once you have completed the activities on the card, it can be submitted to the Town for a chance to win prizes in each category. Details are at www.olds.ca/aok.
Olds residents are encouraged to participate in Random Acts of Kindness week and make Olds the “Kindest Town in the West!”
Town of Olds
Lead Community Facilitator