#ygkChallenge: Be a Snow Angel

ygk challenge, Snow Angel, KingstonThe #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 a good neighbour. This week’s challenge has become an annual tradition and we stand by that as it bears repeating – especially with how winter has come in like a lion these past couple of weeks.  Being a Snow Angel is the simple act of helping out a neighbour in need when the snow piles up.  While you’re out shoveling your walk or scraping your car, why not venture across the street or next door to do the same for a neighbour who is elderly or ill or maybe just to brighten someone’s day?  Snow Angels can also be found clearing the snow and ice from catch basins on the road.  While Snow Angels tend to be quiet and modest, and enjoy the many benefits that come with doing something good for someone else, they can also be rewarded in other ways.  Do you know of a Snow Angel in your midst?  Fill out the City of Kingston’s nomination form and your Angel will be sent a toque, a letter of appreciation, and will be entered into a monthly draw for a $50 Canadian Tire gift certificate and a Kingston swag bag.

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.

Credit to Melissa Gutierrez for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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