WebStamp July 24, 2017
Making A Difference
Most Calgarians have done something that have made a difference that has left a lasting impression on someone, the community, or even the World. Guy Weadick gave the world The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, an unrivaled cowboy championship along with a historic tribute to our Old West roots. The economic and social benefits have had a tremendous impact on Calgary’s social and economic development with this Wild West Extravaganza.
King George, Queen Mother, & Princess Elizabeth at 1939 Calgary Stampede
Chief David Crowchild, who also raced chuckwagons for over 20 years in the Calgary Stampede, created a band farm with 200 acres of land while also building up a herd of cattle, building a school, improving roads and promoting cross-cultural understanding between aboriginal and non-aboriginal cultures as First Nations Chief. These are but two of many Calgarians whom have Made A Difference that benefit many. Stimulating the local economy or standing up for human rights are just a couple of ways one can make a M.A.D. (Make A Difference) Move.
Giving back to your local community might seem like a trivial thing. Just remember, the combination of many small things contributes to the outcome of something larger. With Mayor Nenshi’s 3 Things for Calgary Sesquicentennial initiative, we see that many Calgarians are doing many various small acts of kindness that is leaving a lasting impression of wellbeing to fellow Canadians.
Many are considering giving back to the community and rather than doing something now, put if off till later, thinking not having the money to spare or don’t have the time to spend. Simply by doing your part with recycling already qualifies as making a difference by reducing our ecological footprint and preserving the planet for generations to come. If you think you couldn’t make that big of a difference on your own, your actions and encouraging others to also make MAD Moves, combined with many more people, can make a very large impact towards making a difference for others.
Simply by lending a helping hand to your neighbours, especially the elderly and ones with disabilities has a great impact on their self-esteem by knowing they can complete their tasks with help from the community. Using the skills you already have, and sharing them with others, you can come up with many creative ways to help someone in your community have a better day.
WebStamp’s MAD Move is to stimulate the local economy by getting Calgarians and local businesses to connect and participate in their communities. Together as a community, as Calgarians have done in the past, we can help shape a more prosperous future for all. Search the internet, like the reference links below, for ideas for your legacy to the M.A.D. Movement. Large or small, it’s easy making a positive impact in your community. Now's the time to Make Your Move!
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