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Collingwood councillor asks residents to join worldwide jingle

Bells will be ringing this Christmas Eve, will you join in?
Councillor Yvonne Hamlin is planning to join the Worldwide Christmas Eve Jingle and is hoping Collingwood residents will join her from their own driveways, doorsteps, porches, and balconies. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? If you are listening in Collingwood around 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve you could hear them.

Councillor Yvonne Hamlin is calling on Collingwood residents to ring bells on Christmas Eve as part of a worldwide effort to inspire Christmas spirit. 

She learned about an international initiative called Worldwide Christmas Eve Jingle through a Facebook group that has gathered more than 420,000 members. The group was created to encourage people from wherever they are to ring a bell outside for two minutes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

The concept struck a chord with Hamlin as she scrolled through the Facebook group.

"It makes you feel like we're all in it together," she said.

She put a call out to fellow council members and all Collingwood residents to join her in the Christmas Eve Jingle by chiming in during council's community announcement spot during a Monday night meeting (Dec. 14)

The appeal of the event was, for Hamlin, its potential to resonate in Collingwood and beyond. 

"All over the world there will be a constant stream of bell ringing." said Hamlin. "It's a hopeful Christmas spirit event in such a dismal year on so many fronts."

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 13 years of experience as a local journalist
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