Kensington PE (May 14, 2013) – The Town of Kensington has brought the Pay it Forward movement to Prince Edward Island, the last province in Canada to join the movement.
Pay it Forward is an initiative that started with a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, then a movie starring Kevin Spacey, and now has been adopted in more than 70 countries around the world. The movement encourages a person to do one to three good deeds for others, without expecting anything in return, only that that person pays a good deed forward to someone else.
Mayor Gordon Coffin has proclaimed that May 24, 2013 to May 23, 2014 be the year of “Pay it Forward Kensington”. The proclamation was made at the May 13th Town Council meeting.
“Pay it Forward is a way to get the community involved for the entire year leading up to our 2014 anniversary year,” says Mayor Coffin. “Even though the proclamation is only for a year, we hope it will become a way of life for our residents.”
Kensington has adopted the initiative as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. The organizing committee is encouraging residents to let them know when they have a good deed done for them, or witness a good deed in action. The committee will track the good deeds, and post them on the website. Their goal is to collect 2,014 good deeds by the May 23, 2014 anniversary. Residents can visit the town website to submit their good deeds.