Calgary window decorations spreading joy throughout neighbourhood

Mar 27 2020, 10:01 am

Families in the NW community of Evanston have taken to their windows with paper decorations to help lift spirits in isolation, with the Evanston window walk safari going viral online.

The idea came after a viral post was seen by community member Kaylee Davies, which prompts for new window decorations every three days.

Over 200 homes have put animals, shamrocks, smiling faces, and thank-yous to frontline healthcare workers in their windows.


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The pictures have provided a novel way to engage kids and adults in a ‘window safari’ that can be enjoyed from a safe two-metre distance or from a car.

The initiative has spread beyond Evanston, with Calgary’s Virgin Radio challenging all of the city to put encouraging messages in their windows on March 26.


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