Kindness makes our community better for everyone, and on May 10 Manitobans helped spread kindness during United Way’s 3rd annual Conscious Kindness Day.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Our first Winnipeg Wednesday was amazing. Winnipeggers were overwhelmingly on board with the idea to plan, pledge, and carry out acts of conscious kindness. There were 1666 pledges on our Kindness website to do something kind. Good intentions ripple like a wave across our community. You never know when the
A series of simple kindnesses has had life-changing consequences for Dilly and her son Dion, beginning 27 years ago when a United Way-supported community development worker suggested Dilly—a waitress between jobs—begin volunteering at Dion’s nursery school and get more involved in the community. It was the same kind kindred spirit who ultimately inspired the former
Kal Barteski’s Bear Necessity.
You can discover kindness everywhere, even in polar bears.
For Winnipeg artist and internationally renowned brush script letterer Kal Barteski, Winnipeg’s most beloved polar bear, the late Debby, led her to that knowledge.
Our Winnipeg Wednesday kindness crew descended on Old Market Square to spread a little love—and popcorn—around ahead of the big day next week. People loved it. They were genuinely surprised, happy, and interested in the idea of choosing to share positivity with other Winnipeggers. We knew they would be, because after all, this is a city