A New Year of Movies, Community

Last week, the Grade 1 class from Cut Knife Community School made their annual trip to the Cut Knife long-term care home for carol singing. This year, there was a twist. Due to Covid-19, the students performed outside-the-windows, while the residents watched from the inside. The children were brightly dressed, with festive headgear, and hand-crafted sing-a-long cards. It was a visit the residents always enjoy, and this year, it was doubly appreciated.

Winter is a tough time for everyone. The days end early and the weather can make it difficult to get outside for even a short time. And now, with Christmas, and Covid-19 restrictions in effect for family visits, the days often seem longer for the care home residents. Finding a variety of activities to fill the time for 30 individuals can be a daunting task. However, one local family had an idea.

Chrissy and Adam Toovey, and their 3 children, Soleil, Chase, and Autumn, figured the Cut Knife care home needed more movies. We all know that when there’s nothing to do, there must be something on TV worth streaming. So, what they did was to gift the Cut Knife care home a $100 Netflix gift card. That gift card will purchase a Netflix membership for pretty close to a whole year. With 2 large screen TVs, and iPads for those in isolation or quarantine, the New Year is looking much brighter for the residents due to the Toovey’s kindness.

Author: Staff, Town of Cut Knife

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