MAY 2020

Cheer for Heroes

Residents invited to join Mayor Clark in celebrating our essential workers

Mayor Clark is inviting residents of Saskatoon to join him on Saturday, May 9 at 7 pm in celebrating and recognizing our community heroes, those who are working in essential services.

“Building on the great efforts of the residents across our city, including those of Quance Avenue who have been showing support for workers on Saturdays at 7pm, I would like to encourage everyone to be part of this celebration,” says Mayor Clark.

In neighbourhoods across our community, residents have been coming outside to their front yards and balconies to cheer, to sing, and to make noise in support of essential workers. Mayor Clark would like to make this a Saskatoon-wide celebration to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, essential civic employees, workers at grocery stores and pharmacies, and everyone who has been working over these past weeks to keep our city running and protect our community.

“Their work is as important today as it ever has been. Essential service workers have been putting their health at risk for weeks, to keep us safe,” explains Mayor Clark. “They have been responding to emergencies, tending to patients, cleaning facilities, and enabling us to have clean drinking water and access to food. In difficult times like these it is important to show kindness to one another and to have each other’s backs. This is a way for us to show our thanks.”

7pm is the time chosen by many municipalities around the world because it is a time where many essential workers begin or end their shifts.

Residents are reminded that a provincial state of emergency remains in effect, and to take precautions for their own safety and for the safety of their community. More information can be found on saskatoon.ca/covid-19.

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