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#ygkChallenge: Be An Active Citizen

Active Citizen, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Be An Active Citizen. Our weekly challenge has encouraged our readers to do everything from rock the vote to serve on a committee and make neighbourhoods better. These sorts of challenges revolve around the central theme of being an active member of the community. This week, we want you to take a moment and think about something that’s not quite right in the city, something you want to improve, change or otherwise shape. Maybe it will result in you going to a public meeting to voice your opinion regarding the secondary plan for Kingston’s Inner Harbour, or the Norman Rogers airport expansion. Or maybe it will stimulate you to start a petition to get the city to consider traffic calming on a dangerous intersection in your hood, or better access to a particular service. Let your passion motivate you, get involved somehow and don’t lose sight of your goal to make this city, or your small slice of it, a better place!

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo Credit to the Eric Heupel.

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Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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