The Power of Kids

Joan Kelley Walker with Todd Bender, founder of City Kidz in Hamilton

Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, I never really knew what bullying was. Our town was made up of around 200 people. I went to school with 36 kids and that was the whole school! Everyone knew each other. Back in the day I felt we were more labeled rather than bullied. You were the shy one; the dumb one or where you sat in your class determined your cool factor among peers. What grounded me though was family.

I consider myself blessed, and this year give thanks for family because as you eat your turkey and meet to feast, there are others who are part of a family you and I never knew growing up.