Community Stories

Coming together as a community

March 17, 2020

It seems social distancing creativity might just find some neighbours more connected than ever before with people finding new ways to reach out and support each other even when isolated.

In the wake of COVID-19, preventative social distancing recommendations, Clearview Ridge residents, like many others across our city, are getting crafty – even when it comes to celebrating things like St. Patrick’s Day.  

On the morning of March 17, Clearview Ridge Neighbourhood Association Facebook group member Arminnie Good shared an idea she saw on a friend’s Facebook feed for a COVID-19 approved activity to get people interacting while maintaining social distancing practices. 

The idea was quickly met with dozens of excited comments and soon the neighbourhood was full of shamrocks.

Adults and kids alike joined in to get creative crafting, painting, colouring and printing shamrocks to tape in their front windows before heading out for walks to see how many others they could spot.

Clearview Ridge resident and local day home provider Rachel Stearns suggested that we keep the fun going with daily crafts to hunt for on walks. “I’m always looking for fun ideas to get the kids out in the fresh air and maintain everyone’s sanity, especially during this challenging time,” she says.

Celebrating in unique ways, connecting with each other and supporting our neighbours is what we do as Red Deerians. This is no surprise, and we are sure to see more of this happening in our city.

If you see and hear of creative ways we are connecting to our neighbours – please send your stories to us.