A Note from The Director of National Manners Month

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Dear Friends,

Can you imagine what our country could look like if for one month each year, everyone in our nation focused on good manners—

  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • The Golden Rule
  • and an attitude of gratitude?

People would be polite: no road rage, no school yard bullying, no harassment or dishonesty in the office, Families would be strengthened as children learned the value of honouring and respecting their parents and elders and of each of us being kind to each other.

Everyone—from the President, Governors, Mayors and City Councilors to schools, businesses, parents and grandparents, children and teenagers, service clubs, churches and sports teams, would focus on politeness. Our law enforcement officials agree that focusing on manners and respect is a positive and proactive way of dealing with crime. If people are respecting each other and their property, they won't be stealing, speeding, or breaking the law!

As a nation, let's remind our nation of the values and virtues that made us a strong country, and join together to celebrate National Manners Month this October.. and all year long!

It's all about our character. Manners are an outward expression of our inward character. As a nation-and as communities across the country, let's keep our families strong by becoming "Character Communities" and by joining together to celebrate National Manners Month... all year long!

Let us know how you would like to help your family, business, school and community celebrate National Manners Month this October!

If you share this vision to impact our community with these foundational principles, join the National Manners Month Team! Help support the project by making a tax deductible donation! Call us at 1-866-275-5834!

Respectfully yours,

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Judi Vankevich
Director, The International Project for Manners & Civility
604-530-4346
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...because Manners Matter & Character Counts!

Join JUDI THE MANNERS LADY in helping inspire a new generation to live with Civility and Good Manners—and pull out crime by its roots—lack of respect for others & their property!

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“At school and at work, at your house or in the House of Commons, everybody needs good manners. The character of a nation is demonstrated in the way its citizens treat one another. Showing respect for others, including people we don't know, is an important way for every one of us to contribute to building Canadian society. With True Patriot Love, let's all celebrate Manners Month together in Our Home and Native Land.”—Russ Hiebert, MP, South Surrey, White Rock and Cloverdale, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence