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Kind act benefits EmpressTheatre in Fort Macleod

Kind act benefits EmpressTheatre in Fort Macleod

Angie O’Connor’s random act of kindness Nov. 27 had an added benefit for the Empress Theatre Society.
The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta awarded a $500 grant to the Empress Theatre Society on Random Act of Kindness Day.
O’Connor bought a coffee gift card at Cafe Orange and asked owner Heleen Fieret to give out free coffees on Random Act of Kindness Day.
O’Connor shared her good deed on social media with the hashtag #RAKDayCFLSA and was chosen by the foundation for a $500 grant to the charity of her choice — the Empress Theatre.
“I believe the Empress Theatre is a gem in our community.” O’Connor said. “I appreciate the work the volunteer board and Margaret Ann does to provide our rural community with access to a variety of entertainment at affordable prices.
O’Connor called opportunities offered by the Empress such as performances by Juno Award-nominated musicians, new movies, local talent shows and community theatre “a gift.”
“Well, all I can say on behalf of the Empress is thank you, thank you, Angie O’Connor for this wonderful gift,” Empress Theatre Society president Laura Glover said. “Your continuing support of the arts in Fort Macleod is inspiring and deeply appreciated.”
Other Kindness Grant recipients and donors were:

  • MS Society of Canada, The Girl Gang.
  • Dr. Gerald B. Probe elementary school, Kya Varzari.
  • Woods Homes, Gayle Bates.
  • Lethbridge Detachment Victim Assistance Society, Cayleigh Hamilton.
  • Coalhurst elementary school, Seana and Jaxson Deitl.
  • Water for People — Canada, Miranda Lohues.
  • Oldman Watershed Council, Dianne Herrick.
  • Southern Alberta Self-Help Society, Sigma Rho Squared Engineering.
  • University of Lethbridge Students Union Food Bank, Dory Rossiter.

“On Random Act of Kindness Day, we encouraged everyone to do good deeds for the people in their lives,” Community Foundation executive director Charleen Davidson said. “We were inspired by the heartwarming kind acts shared with us by people from all corners of Southwestern Alberta.”
“The giving spirit really flourishes in our community. We are delighted to be able to perpetuate the spirit of Random Act of Kindness Day by awarding 10 Kindness Grants to 10 worthy causes.”

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