With the Valentine's season around the corner, children in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal are sharing the love in a very special way this year. In partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada and local Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, local kids spent Saturday, January 14 making handmade Valentines cards for Canadian heroes at both the Spencerville and Cardinal Public Library locations.
This is the first year that the local libraries are taking part in the initiative, which was launched through Veterans Affairs Canada as a way to show Veterans gratitude for their sacrifices and achievements in serving our country, while creating dialogue with children about the impact and importance of our Veterans.
"We have Veterans here in this community, I have friends myself who are Veterans, and we here at the Libraries just thought this would be a great way to thank them for their service, and of course the kids have a fantastic time crafting!" said Library CEO Emily Farrell.
Children gathered at both locations throughout the day, and created many cards with touching and uplifting messages for Canadian Veterans. The cards will be sent and distributed throughout Canada by Veterans Affairs in time for Valentine's Day. Both libraries will be collecting cards from the community until Friday, January 20 for those who were unable to attend the event.