P.A. Kinsmen spread kindness at hospital, care homes

By paNOW Staff
February 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Prince Albert Kinsmen Club celebrated Kin Canada’s “National Day of KINdness” yesterday by performing random acts of kindness at the Victoria Hospital.

The P.A. Kinsmen spent their afternoon at Victoria Hospital passing out flowers and gifts to patients and staff, while those visiting the hospital were welcomed with hot coffee and free parking. The Kinsmen also stopped by Herb Bassett Home and Pineview Terrace to drop off cakes for the long-term residents. The nationally-celebrated event marks the anniversary of the group’s founding in 1920.

Kinsmen Treasurer Christopher Szeszorak said the day was all about sharing a little kindness with the community.

“We’re just trying to brighten everyone’s day, put some smiles on faces and thank them for the hard work that they’re doing,” Szeszorak said. “We’re just having great success with it.”

Szeszorak said the club received a few big reactions to their small acts of kindness.

“We’ve had lots of smiles, a few hugs and few tears,” Szeszorak said. “A random act of kindness, just at the right time, is going to make someone feel better.”

Szeszorak said the Kinsmen try to focus their efforts where the need is greatest, but added that smaller, more personal acts can be just as meaningful at the right time.

“Really, everyone in P.A. is the community’s greatest need,” Szeszorak said.

Kinsman Chris Kelly said the club will be very active in the community as they build up to their biggest event of the year in March.

“We have our pancake breakfast to raise money for our Telemiracle event coming up, and we’re also going to be at the Raiders hockey game Wednesday,” Kelly said.

The Kinsmen pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held March 3 at Humpty’s restaurant.

 

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