Nancy from the Residences at Morgan Heights is joined by her favourite front-line workers. Local students and MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay dropped by the residence at Thanksgiving, bringing pumpkins bearing messages of hope and positivity. (Contributed photo)

Nancy from the Residences at Morgan Heights is joined by her favourite front-line workers. Local students and MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay dropped by the residence at Thanksgiving, bringing pumpkins bearing messages of hope and positivity. (Contributed photo)

Students, MPs create ‘Thankful Pumpkins’ for Peninsula seniors

Participants wrote messages of positivity and gratitude on the pumpkins

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Next Generation Youth Council members and local children, aged 9-22 years old, joined MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay earlier this month in decorating Thankful Pumpkins to connect with seniors living in care homes.

The idea behind this project, explained a release from Findlay’s office, is that although the world during COVID-19 may seem unpredictable and overwhelming, we can steady ourselves by focusing on what is important to us and the many things that we are grateful for.

Participants wrote messages of positivity and gratitude on the pumpkins to show seniors there are still many blessings to be appreciated.

The written blessings acknowledged front-line workers, veterans, health, sunny days, and freedom, among many other things. The pumpkins were then delivered to all senior care homes in South Surrey and White Rock, as well as Peace Arch hospital.

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