The cheering and support for health care workers is taking off all over Delta.
Since the start of the week, more and more posts are popping up on local Facebook pages as residents share their stories, photos and videos of their 7 p.m. cheering sessions.
Port Guichon residents are gathering at the corner of 44B Avenue & 44 A Street every night to cheer for health care workers. Video courtesy: G. Fenn
In North Delta, Joan Randall, who is an active member of both the Delta Concert Band and Delta Choral Society, reached out on the local Facebook groups to encourage the gesture after seeing residents in Vancouver’s West End on Monday night.
“I heard that in Tsawwassen the ferries were blowing their horns along with trumpets playing and the fire department was there,” Randall told the Optimist after playing O Canada on her trumpet. “There is also a post from a worker at the hospital in Ladner thanking everyone. Here in North Delta, it’s growing. We had car horns going and people on the street too. I have heard of drums banging, people singing, bells ringing and lots more.”
In Tsawwassen, resident Ian Gow lives in Windsor Woods.
He said everyone who faces the pond have been coming out to commend all the health care workers.
His neighbor Carol Carrick also comes out to play her trumpet.
In Ladner in the Port Guichon neighbourhood at the corner of 44B Ave. and 44A St., resident Giles Fenn sent the Optimist a video of their gathering on Thursday night.
“Inspired by what we saw on the news from Italy, we hope to see this effort move throughout our Port Guichon neighbourhood, Ladner, Delta, the Lower Mainland, and the rest of Canada to acknowledge and give thanks to our health care workers and first responders who are the heroes of the story,” Fenn said. “We will do this every night to make noise at 7 p.m. until COVID-19 is over. If our health care workers and first responders can do it every day, then we can support them every evening.”