Since 2014 the league has taken advantage of Edmonton's support for Abundant Community, an initiative that nurtures connections between neighbours (here & here). Recent developments (!) have motivated us to increase our efforts in this area.
- When the pandemic first hit, we put out the call for people who could support isolated seniors by picking up groceries and doing other small tasks. Over 50 Bonnie Doon residents stepped up!
- A recent increase in back lane break-ins resulted in a number of Bonnie Dooners organizing around Neighbourhood Watch. We've nominated our rep for Edmonton NW and are preparing events to promote looking after each other.
- Our Abundant Community work has created a network of over 20 Block Connectors that nurture connections amongst immediate neighbours. Some connectors hold backyard BBQs or bonfires, some share news of nearby births and deaths, etc.
The league expects the upcoming pandemic winter to test out mettle. We wrote this post to to tell you we plan to reinvigorate our "neighbouring" initiatives. If you want to join in the discussion you can write to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe. And say, "Hi!" to that neighbour you've been meaning to introduce yourself to!