Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Read the 2012 Vital Signs report, and start imaging the possibilities. The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Honorary Patron of Community Foundations of Canada, has challenged us to “… imagine our country as it could be, a smart and caring community, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute and develop their talents to their fullest potential…”. The Community Foundation of Kingston and Area (CFKA) will begin the dialogue at the launch of their 2012 Vital Signs report on October 2nd. The report will outline areas in which Kingston is doing a good job in improving quality of life for local residents, as well as areas in which progress needs to be made. What can we all do to improve our quality of life? Help us “Imagine the Possibilities” for every citizen. What would we like to be able to tell the Governor General in 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, about the quality of life in this community?
Since it’s inception in 1995, the Community Foundation has awarded approximately $6 million in grants. Together the 180 Community Foundations in Canada are among the largest supporters of Canadian communities, having $3 billion in assets and in 2010 provided over $150 million in support of local priorities and organizations.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.
Submitted to Kingstonist’s Community Soapbox by: the Community Foundation for Greater Kingston.