Project noteworthy

These “anonymous notes” created a flurry of chatter amongst the town and almost immediately people began posting their positive comments about this random gesture of kindness.


The morning of Fri., June 17 began  like most for the residents of Coronation until they found “the note”.

Random notes, some 900 of them, were scattered throughout the town, left on cars, tucked in door frames and left in windows for people to find as they began their day.

Some notes contained either an inspirational or motivational quote while others simply said have a good day or may you have luck in whatever you do today.

One example of the notes was “Do the best until you know better, Then when you know better, do better!”

The notes were signed by “Project Noteworthy”.

These “anonymous notes” created a flurry of chatter amongst the town and almost immediately people began posting their positive comments about this random gesture of kindness.

The town’s overwhelmingly positive reaction soon brought the masked note-bandit to light.

“To the ‘anonymous’ friend that left me these words of love for me this morning on my front door and my car…..Thank You! was one such comment made.

Grade 11 student, Jared Couturier was the mastermind behind this “pay it forward” school project.

During an interview, Couturier told the ECA Review that the notes were the final chapter in a year long  Special Projects class he developed as part of a psychology experiment for school credit.

His goal was to “just see what would happen and how the town would react”, he said.

Couturier’s inspiration for the project happened during a school spirit day several years ago when students left random kind notes on each other’s locker doors.  He said he had been waiting for the event to happen again, but it didn’t.  So he decided it was up to him to “pay it forward” and bring the feel good event back to life.

Thur., June 16 around 10:30 p.m. Couturier began leaving the notes wrapping up around 1:30 a.m.

Despite the late night the comments he read the next morning made all the work worthwhile.

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