The Town of Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands are launching positive messaging mailout campaign, “Grow With Us.” As of Tuesday, April 28th all residents in the region will be receiving a distinctive, colourful labelled envelope in their mailbox. This project is funded in part with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.
Inside the package, there is an envelope with sunflower seeds graciously donated by local Township businesses Wendy's Country Market and Corn Acres Farm. Instructions for planting the seeds are on the front of the seed envelope. If you are not interested in planting your sunflower seeds, save them for a family member or friend. You can even leave your seeds outside for a delicious treat for a small critter or bird.
After you plant your sunflower seeds, the Town and Township would love to see your progress to inspire community growth especially during these uncertain times. Share your sunflower seed updates on your social media, on Instagram tag @travel1000islands or @leeds1000islands using the hashtag #sunflowers1000islands.
“The thought behind this campaign was to give the community a little piece of sunshine. A small way to continue to unite us with our friends, families, neighbours, and community members from a distance,” said RED Project Coordinator, Laura Godard, “Help us in spreading some hope and happiness!”
We are all in this together. Remember small acts of kindness are important. Virtually check on your loved ones, share positive messages, and help support our local businesses. Visit www.gananoque.ca/love-community-shop-local or www.leeds1000islands.ca for more information.
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