Our weekly blogs are to be used to identify and share learning and leadership opportunities throughout our regions, keeping rural Albertans connected through the World Wide Web. We are reminded that the focus of our weekly blogs, need to reflect on KnowledgeConnector’s 6 A.S.K. Leadership Competencies (Big Picture Thinking, Self-Awareness & Development, Strategic Thinking, Planning & Organizing, Management & Governance, Relationship Building).
That being said, I am finding it hard to concentrate working on the computer with the first snow fall (2 inches last night) of the season putting me in the Christmas spirit, wanting to pull out the Christmas lights and outdoor decorations. We barley finish with one holiday – Halloween and Christmas is fast approaching. But there is one holiday in between that we must not forget – November 11, Remembrance Day…
Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives in war and military operations. Remembrance Day is a tradition across Canada where people lay wreaths and observance of two minutes of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
I want to use my blog this week to take this opportunity to highlight one special organization, the Royal Canadian Legion. This dedicated group of community volunteers organize Remembrance Day Celebrations events each year. In addition, leading up to November 11th the Royal Canadian Legion volunteers organize a variety of community celebrations which are held in schools, churches and community halls; including initiating the annual Red Poppy and Wreath Campaign to fundraise in order to support those military families in need each year.
The Royal Canadian Legion www.legion.ca is an example of community leadership in action who are continuously working towards building community capacity through dedication, generosity and commitment to their communities, an example of volunteerism at its best and an organization that exemplifies all KnowledgeConnector 6 Competencies.
Remembrance Day is an important holiday not only to remember those who have died and fought for our country but remember those volunteers who are committed to keeping this tradition alive.
I thank you…
Yvonne Rempel | 780.827-1464 | firstname.lastname@example.org