It’s January. It’s cold. The hoopla of the holidays is over and all we want to do is hibernate. For some, it’s a welcome reprieve and rejuvenation time. For others, this time of year is downright depressing.
We all get into the groove of our daily lives. Between work, kids’ activities, and other social obligations, we are constantly coming and going from our neighborhoods but in our busyness, much can go unnoticed.
Do you know your neighbours? Who are they? What do they do? What do they like? Where do they come from? Do you think you’d have anything in common? Could you be friends?
Stop and say “hello!” It’s never to late to meet your neighbours. You could be the sunshine in someone’s day.
The city with the “small-town feel,” St. Albert prides itself in being a welcoming and inclusive community. Building a sense of community and connectedness is an ongoing important goal for the City. Through the Community and Social Development department, the City runs Neighbourhood Development programs that connect residents to each other and to social resources they may find helpful.
Another wonderful way to connect with our neighbours is hosting one of St. Albert’s famous Block Parties. For new residents or old, block parties are perfect for coming together as a community to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Knowing your neighbours adds another dimension of connectedness in our busy lives. People know each other and care about each other’s wellbeing.
Neighbour + Neighbour = St. Albert Strong
Last edited: January 24, 2018