A Winnipeg woman says she wants to show that everyone is welcome in her city, one lawn sign at a time.
Esther deGroot is selling lawn signs with the words “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbour” printed in three different languages as a fundraiser.
As the signs started popping up on lawns across the city, deGroot — who grew up in an immigrant family and recently moved to Winnipeg after spending nine years in Haiti — is hopeful the gesture will help Winnipeggers embrace diversity and make newcomers to the city feel a little more welcome.
“If you put the signs on your lawn I think it opens up the possibility for a conversation with somebody who is maybe more scared or maybe who doesn’t know about the … challenges that people have in the countries that they’re leaving and the benefits that there are for Canadians when we …