Here’s what we are inviting all City of Ottawa residents to do:
On Wednesday April 8th at 6:30 pm (while respecting physical distancing and your places of self-isolation) go out on your front lawns, porches, or open windows and make some supportive raucous to show your gratitude for our healthcare workers on the front lines of fighting COVID-19, as well as all the essential workers who are putting themselves at risk so we have access to food, transportation and other essential services. This can be done by cheering, clapping, ringing bells or using other fun noise makers.
Bring your self, your voice, your hands, an instrument and let’s unite in gratitude and MAKE SOME NOISE!!!
Thank you to Councillor Jeff Leiper for your support as seconder and to my council colleagues for supporting my motion on March 25th at City Council to recognize & celebrate our health care providers & all those workers providing essential services.
Moved by: Councillor T. Kavanagh
Seconded by: Councillor J. Leiper
WHEREAS on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic
WHEREAS the Province of Ontario is now in a state of emergency and COVID-19 pandemic continues to force drastic social distancing measures
WHEREAS Over the past two weeks we as a City, as a country and as a world have had to adjust our daily lives quickly to an ever-evolving environment as a result of COVID-19
WHEREAS health care providers and other workers have continued to put themselves at risk to provide us access to food, transportation and other essential services while most of our population are able to self isolate
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Mayor and City Council members invite the entire city of Ottawa, to show our appreciation and gratitude to our healthcare workers and all the essential workers who are putting themselves at risk on the front lines to help us as we fight the COVID-19 so we may have access to health care, access to food, transportation and other essential services, to step outdoors from their place of social distancing and self isolation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm commencing March 25 until April 8 with their your voices, their hands, an instrument to express a raucous cheer in support.