GratitudeStories

The Gratitude Project is a 30-day initiative taking place during the month of October. It aims to inspire people to live grateful lives to make their communities better.

Gratitude News

Practicing gratitude on a regular basis can be tough, but
by following The Gratitude Project’s news feed will help
keep track of events and daily habits to implement.

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How grateful is Kelowna?

October 31 2016

Throughout October, we’ve taken a look at some amazing people and businesses in Kelowna who are working to make the city (and world) a better place through gratitude.

We shone a light on why, scientifically, gratitude is good for youhow to add it into your life and a whole host of things to be thankful for in Kelowna.

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October 28 2016

If you are looking for a great way to show gratitude and give back to our wonderful community, why not try volunteering?

Sometimes people get deterred when they hear that word, and automatically think it means picking up garbage, donating money, or some other mundane activity. But in reality volunteering is much, much more.

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October 27 2016

Tacked to the wall inside the offices of the Kelowna RCMP, a jumble of cards and hand-drawn notes are on display for the whole detachment to see.

The notes feature colourful, blockey drawings of police cruisers and officers, and were given to members of the force, mostly from kids, to thank them for their work.

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October 26 2016

Around 200 people participated in the 2016 Gratitude Games at Global Fitness in Kelowna on Wednesday afternoon to help raise funds in support of the Honour House.

This event is unique in the sense that not only was it was developed specifically for Gratitude Month, but to show appreciation for the wonderful men and women that keep Kelowna a safe place to live.

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October 25 2016

Kelowna’s Madison Kaneda has a self-professed passion for giving back and is taking her first steps towards a life of helping others.

She is currently organizing a “Swag Swap” at New Wave Fitness to raise money for two causes near and dear to her.

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October 24 2016

With Kelowna’s Gratitude Project in full swing, you’re probably wondering what the best books are to read when it comes to positivity.

Great questions! We have the answer for you.

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October 21 2016

In Kelowna, we have every reason to be grateful, which is why we decided to take part in The Gratitude Project. We wanted to be a platform for recognizing all we have to be thankful for, everyday, for 30 days. So many local businesses show gratitude by giving back in Kelowna, here are just a few of them who doing what they can to help our community.

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October 20 2016

Bad days happen, and sometimes it’s really difficult to shake them.

You wake up feeling off, are running late from work and you have things to go over but no one is getting back to you.

It’s one of those days that makes you want to crawl right back into bed… at 10 a.m.

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October 19 2016

Ever wondered if you could out run the cops? The Gratitude Games will give members of the community a chance to see just how fit an RCMP officer needs to be an effective first responder.

On Wednesday, Oct 26, Global Fitness will host the Gratitude Games. The event is being organised as an entertaining way for Kelowna residents to show their appreciation of local first responders.

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October 18 2016

Do you think Canada is a gracious country? Do you think K-townians are thankful?

Well, let’s settle the matter with a quick quiz. Mentally circle all that apply.

  1. You know the phrase ‘say your please and thank-yous’
  2. You have a ritual after receiving gifts (kiss, hug, saying your please and thank-yous)
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October 17 2016

Kelowna has to be one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, and our residents have a lot to be grateful for living in the Okanagan Valley.

We may be a bit biased because we also live in the Okanagan, but as part of the Gratitude Project, we have decided to show you a handful of local things that brings gratitude to the community.

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October 14 2016

KelownaNow strives to be a positive news source for the community and as part of The Gratitude Project, we’re working to spotlight even more happy moments.

Here is a look back at some of our most positive stories so far this year.

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October 13 2016

Local poets will be entertaining and inspiring their audience with an evening of poetry, music and discussion in Kelowna during an event exploring what it means to be a thankful individual, community and nation.

The Inspired Word Cafe is hosting a spoken word event to celebrate gratitude on Oct. 20 from 6- 7:30 p.m. with all proceeds from the event going to Kelowna Community Food Bank.

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October 12 2016

The Gratitude Project is happening in Kelowna all month long this October.

Through a series of events and activities, the project offers a chance for Kelownians to pause and show appreciation for the people they are thankful for in our community.

This year, organizers are putting a special focus on the Kelowna RCMP.

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October 11 2016

When you see Cheryl Molenaar, it’s kind of hard to believe anything could get her down.

The smiley and bright Kelowna woman, who now works as a life coach, had some difficult times along the way.

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October 12 2016

The Gratitude Project is happening in Kelowna all month long this October.

Through a series of events and activities, the project offers a chance for Kelownians to pause and show appreciation for the people they are thankful for in our community.

This year, organizers are putting a special focus on the Kelowna RCMP.

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October 8 2016

Thanksgiving is a weekend full of great food, family time and beautiful autumn weather. It’s also a time to reflect on the good things you have in your life and what you’re grateful for.

While you’re relaxing this long weekend, here are some things to do that will build gratitude in your already amazing life.

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October 7 2016

If you’re looking for a way to put a smile on someone else’s face…and your own, look no further.

KelownaNow has compiled a list of amazing songs about friendship and joy as part of The Gratitude Project.

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