Posters to mark ‘Good Neighbours Week’

What is “Good Neighbours?”
Well, the answer is that it is a campaign being carried on locally by the Good Neighbours Council, which is comprised of a cross-section of representatives from the community, such as the Royal Bank, Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, United Native Friendship Centre, and concerned private citizens.
Our vision is to make neighbourhoods safer, friendlier, and better places to live through informal volunteering and individual acts of kindness and thoughtfulness—an idea widely shared by active, committed citizens who seek ways to strengthen their own neighbourhoods and communities across Ontario.
The Good Neighbours Council in Fort Frances would like to see more people and organizations join this worthwhile organization in order to promote a sense of well-being and friendship in our community.
It’s all about being neighbourly. Helping out someone who needs help. Doing a kindness for a neighbour. Little acts of kindness add up and, in the end, they can make a huge difference in our lives.
This year, we will be celebrating Good Neighbours Week by having local and district schools make up posters with the slogan “What A Good Neighbour Means To Me.”
These works of art will be displayed at the Royal Bank in Fort Frances, and we are encouraging the public to take a look at them and vote for the one they like the best based on the drawing and slogan.
Not only are we having the poster contest, but we also are planning to begin construction on a new flower bed to surround our existing sign in the west end of Fort Frances.
This will be a lovely bed constructed by Darryl’s Landscaping Ltd. and then planted by the Fort Frances Horticultural Society.
The Horticultural Society not only will be doing the planting, but also is donating $1,000 towards this project. We are very excited at this opportunity to enhance our signs as well as help make this town beautiful!
So, don’t forget to vote on the posters and remember to say a kind word to someone this week—just because.
Maybe you could help the lady down the street put away her lawn furniture before snow flies, or stop by an old friend’s place for coffee!