Skip to content

Kids spread some kindness in Aldergrove

Local kids greeted visitors, handed out kindness bracelets, and more

Abi, 7, was one of 16 kids braving the cold and rain on Saturday, March 23, to spread some kindness in Aldergrove.

She took her station at the train in the Greater Vancouver Zoo, also where her father happens to work, and helped conduct the train tour.

“My favourite animal is Theo, a [resident] rhino,” Abi said, adding that it’s her dad’s favourite animal too.

Abi’s participation was part of the Aldergrove Business Association’s (ABA) Kids 4 Kindness event, where kids of all ages came out to greet locals and visitors at participating businesses, hold the door for people, hand out flowers, carry groceries, and many other types of small acts of kindness.

“Kindness is so important as it is a foundation for the future leaders of our community,” said Jodi Steeves, ABA president.

Mikaela was also spreading kindness at the zoo, but her job for the afternoon was to help prepare the vegetables for the animals’ meals.

“It was fantastic to see these amazing kids so eager and excited to engage with the public and give back to their community,” said Joshua Banta, marketing supervisor for the zoo.

“We love being able to provide an opportunity for them to learn about proper food preparation and the importance of diet and nutrition for all the animals at the zoo.”

In addition to the local zoo, kids were also at Veronica’s Perogies, Hive Donuts, Infinity Cards, and Home Hardware.

Some local businesses, including Langley Meals on Wheels, donated to the event so there were goodie bags given to participating kids.

“I think it’s safe to say we have some future zookeepers in the making!” Banta chuckled.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Event allows kids to hear, touch, try instruments

RELATED: Langley ukulele community sees growth post-COVID

Kyler Emerson

About the Author: Kyler Emerson

I'm honoured to focus my career in the growing community of Aldergrove and work with our many local organizations.
Read more