Community Stories

Kindness Rocks!

June 30, 2021

Capstone is filling up with rocks, as part of a new “Paint the Town Positive” activity created by SPARC Red Deer!

Located beside the Riverwalk, adjacent to the fountain in Canada 150 Square, the rock garden promotes positive messaging, community involvement, and spreads kindness.

All Red Deerians are encouraged to participate by adding their own colourful positive rocks, and visit often throughout the summer to see how big and positive this rock garden can grow!

Escuela Vista Grande recognized this was an excellent opportunity for their students to show kindness to their school community and the greater community. They had students complete their kindness messages as part of health class, and share their positive messages with each other.

Once the rocks have been completed, students have been asked to take their parents down to the rock garden in Capstone to place their kindness rock in the garden.

The Kindness Rock Garden is just one of many elements in Capstone that favours human connection, and creates a balance between living, working, and culture and recreation. Capstone is a vibrant, healthy, inclusive neighbourhood that’s connected to new ideas, explores fresh ways of living, and is designed for life in Red Deer today and in the future. To learn more about Capstone, visit

SPARC Red Deer is a local non-profit coalition designed to promote and educate community members and families about the '40 Developmental Assets”. The 40 Developmental Assets, developed by the Search Institute, are research-proven life experiences or building blocks which all children need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Research shows that the higher number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to thrive and to engage in positive behaviours, and avoid risky behaviours. To learn more about SPARC, visit