On November 29, Bethany Airdrie was proud and excited to have hosted the Windsong Elementary School Kindergarten students, also known as the “Kindness Ninjas”, with special guest Bo Levi Mitchell, Quarterback, and MVP of the Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeders. Each resident was gifted with a small gift bag and carnation. The light-hearted conversations between the kids and the residents, combined with the thoughtful drawings and flowers, filled the atmosphere with joy. It was a day to remember and a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are thankful for SHAW’s community support. They were instrumental in putting together this event and we are very grateful.
Margaret Heppner, one of Bethany Airdrie’s residents, was chosen to be interviewed at the event. She and her family are avid fans of the Calgary Stampeders and she couldn’t wait to share photos of herself and Bo Levi Mitchell with her grandchildren. Her enthusiasm and high energy summed up the reaction from everyone in the room.
Bethany’s priority is to create caring communities, not only in our care centres but the larger community of Airdrie. Bethany sees intergenerational programming and interactions between children (Kindness Ninjas) and residents as very important. All ages can learn from each other and benefit from time spent together.
It is events like this that give us the opportunity to all join together as a caring community!
Below is the news segment that was televised on Global Calgary https://globalnews.ca/news/4713591/airdrie-kindergarten-class-bo-levi-mitchell/