Great neighbours celebrated

Celebrate your great neighbours this May. The City of Red Deer has launched the Great Neighbourhoods program inviting residents to take pride in their community.

Celebrate your great neighbours this May.

The City of Red Deer has launched the Great Neighbourhoods program inviting residents to take pride in their community.

This year’s overall theme is Small acts build great neighbourhoods.

Each week in May boasts a theme – Welcome Week (May 1 – May 10); Safety Week (May 11 – May 17); Participation Week (May 18 – 24) and Celebration Week (May 25 – May 31).

Emily Damberger, a city community and program facilitator, said there are many neighbourhood aspects that give residents a sense of belonging and pride.

“You can start a community project, like a community garden or a Green Deer cleanup, or start something small,” says Damberger.

“Just by taking a few minutes to connect, participate and celebrate your neighbourhood, you help build a great neighbourhood.”

Red Deer’s Great Neighbourhoods’ program provides resources and activities to help residents explore their neighbourhood, including the Activities in Belonging Guide and Activ Kidz Neighbourhood Discovery Book.

Both guides are available online.

“Exploring your neighbourhood can be easy and fun,” said Damberger. “Go for a walk, say hello to a neighbour, lend out your ladder, keep an eye on suspicious activity, plant a garden, play in the park, or host a Block Party with neighbours. These are all great ways to keep pride in your neighbourhood.”

For information about the Great Neighbourhoods Program, visit

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