‘Emma’s Seeds of Kindness’: Local 16-year-old works to encourage kindness

A local teenager is working to encourage others to be kind.

Emma Bolton, 16, started “Emma’s Seeds of Kindness” when she was 13.

“Honestly, like, I would love to, like donate tons of things and like have a huge impact. But just getting people to be kinder to themselves and other people even if it’s just to smile at someone else who’s having a bad day. So it can be as small as that,” Bolton said.

Bolton is encouraging people to take care of our local waterways through a virtual conference Saturday, March 19. It will feature several speakers, including three other teenagers who hope to make a difference.

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Kindergarten ‘kindness ninjas’ deliver thanks to Victoria health-care workers

Although the students at Sundance-Bank Elementary may seem like regular kindergarten kids, Oliver says they’re not.

The 5-year-old says the transformation began a few weeks ago when his class was presented with a big choice. “You could be a kindness ninja or not,” Oliver says before revealing that everybody chose to be a ninja.

His classmate Flora says they had to train to be kindness ninjas. “You need to practise to be kind.”

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This Winnipeg teacher was going to pay for her students’ books out of pocket — then, a stranger stepped in.

It all started on Saturday, when Rempel made her annual trip to a local bookstore to refresh the titles in her class at Winnipeg’s Harold Hatcher Elementary School.

When it came time to pay, she realized the $600 budget she had from her school wasn’t going to cover the books she chose. But Rempel, who’s been teaching for 17 years, knew she couldn’t leave the rest behind.

She told the cashier she could afford to buy about half of the leftover books out of her own pocket, but that she’d have to put the rest back.

That’s when another customer, overhearing the conversation, asked if the books were for Rempel’s students. When the teacher told her they were, the woman put a stack of bills totalling $80 on the counter.

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