On Friday February 17th I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation, on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson, to Rabbi Reuven Bulka in recognition of the 10th annual Kindness Week.
Kindness Week Ottawa is a city-wide initiative that encourages community members to choose to be kind and recognizes those who engage in everyday acts of kindness. Founded by Rabbi Reuven Bulka of Congregation Machzikei Hadas, Kindness Week was started to help make a difference in the community by spreading kindness.
Kindness Week is organized by a committee of volunteers from government, non-profit, corporate, education and the restaurant and hospitality sectors in the city, all facilitated by the Caring and Sharing Exchange.
Kindness Week runs February 17 to the 24 this year, but choosing to be kind to others is a life-long goal we should all strive to achieve.
I encourage all Ottawa residents to engage in acts of kindness this week, and to continue to practice compassion in their daily lives long after this week is over.