Noticed the Start with a Smile campaign on billboards around town or in the media and wondered what it was all about?
We all know that the face of our city is changing. Newcomers have moved here from the Philippines, China, Ireland, Fiji, Great Britain, India or even Wellington… Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is leading this campaign to make newcomers feel welcome and encourage them to stay.
What’s the easiest way to welcome someone and make them feel at home? Start with a smile!
Central Library Peterborough will be the first library to host the Smile Couch on Monday 23 November and Tuesday 24 November. This is a great opportunity to to sit on the couch, grab a conversation starter card (located in the couch), and get talking.
So why not come join us at Central Library Peterborough and share your smile? (You can also enjoy our collections, including our World Languages collections, and fantastic Star Wars display).
Want to know more?
- Listen to Lana Hart explain the reasons behind the campaign, and what it hopes to achieve in this Plains FM interview.
- Check out the Focus Group findings and the final report: Residents’ attitudes towards an increasingly multicultural Christchurch.