Keeping Winter Warm
“One kind word can warm three winter months.”- Japanese proverb
Winter is here, which means the snow and colder temperatures are visiting. Will it be a short stay, or will it stay longer than anticipated?
Each season has something to offer, from recognized celebrations to season-suited events. A great website to find out what’s happening in the city is allevents.in/edmonton/. From paint nights, concerts, readings, and community events and more, if you are a winter insider or prefer outdoors there is always something to do!
Winter is a harsh reality, especially for the vulnerable community living outdoors. We can all have a part in helping. Donations for clothing are always in demand. At this time of year it is especially important because we also have newcomers who will be experiencing an Edmonton winter for the first time!
211 is a great resource that can direct you to the agencies accepting donations. It is also a good number to call if you have concerns about someone in distress. Of course, if it is an emergency, call 911.
This community makes me proud of the unity and the diversity in its neighbourhoods. If you are in need of a bit of help yourself, you can contact The Edmonton Christmas Bureau at www.christmasbureau.ca. They offer assistance in a lot of ways.
I wish all people reading this a joyous winter season.
Ian is a columnist with the paper. He lives in the area.