For the 20th year residents of the Quinte Region are being asked to be a little kinder for a week.
Random Acts of Kindness and Violence Awareness Week officially kicked off at the Quinte Mall last night with the presentation of the elementary and high school poster contest winners.
Students made posters or coloured pictures, helping to push the anti-violence message and were awarded with prizes like gift cards, t-shirts and even a laptop.
Random Acts of Kindness Committee Chair Pam Smith tells Quinte News the community is throwing tons of support behind the campaign this year as well.
And she says, now that the program is in its 20th year, we’re really starting to see the impact it has on the community.
Smith says as part of the festivities the “Quinte Mall Kindness Crews” will be out across the region throughout the week to brighten people’s days.
Events continue through the week including the Blue Ribbon of Hope Day on Wednesday, the Kindness Citizen of the Year Award on Thursday and Random Acts of Kindness Day itself on Friday.
A candlelight vigil was also held last night to honour victims of violence and abuse.