Best moments from Vancouver's daily 7pm Cheer
We live in a special city. Vancouver has got together and decided… well, not to get together! For the sake of ‘flattening the curve’, we have stepped up our self-isolation game. In recognition of those workers putting themselves in danger for the greater good, our community has been cheering for them every night at 7pm. To those helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 from the frontlines, THANK YOU!
Let’s get Loud!
Every day, the cheer gets progressively louder as more Vancouverites join the salute. With the Canucks missing the playoffs for so many years, it’s been a while since we were all cheering for the same thing. Here is the evidence that we still got it!
Rain does nothing to dampen the cheers for #healthcareworkers and #essentialserviceworkers in downtown #VANCOUVER during the 7pm shift change. Ambulance lights are at #StPaulsHospital Sound on! #cheer4healthworkers #covid_19 #covid19 #covid19BC #quarantine #cheerforhealthworkers pic.twitter.com/zU1rx8lnAp— Jason Keel (@jasonkeel) March 29, 2020
Essential Workers share some 'Light'
Police, firefighters, and paramedics are part of the essential workers without the option of working from home during this time. Every night, they have held a 'parade' of sirens at many local hospitals in support of those working inside! Thank you to ALL essential workers for keeping us safe!
What an honour to be able to show our support, along with RCMP and BCAS, for our frontline workers at Lions Gate Hospital. Thank you for what you are doing! pic.twitter.com/5i48SzYR33— NV City Fire Dept (@NVCFD) March 27, 2020
‘Jamming out’ on the Balcony
People are finding creative ways to entertain their neighbours while showing their support to frontline workers. Check out these talented musicians (and musicians in the making)
I think I speak for all Vancouverites when I say, “We need more COWBELL!!”
A local DJ, NekytheKid, has been sending out good vibes by mixing live sets off of his Yaletown balcony! This is the only time you’ll want your neighbour to turn the volume UP!
9 O’clock Gun
Stanley Park’s iconic 9 O’clock gun, will now be heard at 7pm as the City of Vancouver joins in on the daily tribute!
We're signaling our solidarity with the #covid7PMcheer to thank #healthcareheroes who are on the front lines of the pandemic by altering the schedule of the iconic #StanleyPark Nine O’clock Gun to fire at 7PM nightly from March 30 until the end of April.— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) March 29, 2020
📸: @MarksGonePublic pic.twitter.com/QFl4lH8uM2
Frontline Workers are Hearing you!
Although these local heroes are dealing with a lot right now, they took the time to show their appreciation for the nightly salute.
A special message from the VGH Emergency Department team:⠀ ⠀ "Hey Vancouver!⠀ ⠀ We hear your cheers every night at 7pm and we thank you. ⠀ ⠀ You keep us motivated and inspired. Thanks for staying home.⠀ ⠀ Love,⠀ VGH Emergency Department ♥️"⠀ ⠀ Please tag us or DM your incredible #7pmcheer videos and art. We love to share these with our hardworking colleagues who continue to support the many communities we work in. #VGHED
Want to make your applause even louder?? Wash your hands! It's scientifically proven... Ok, maybe not, but wash them anyway!
For more on the 7pm cheer, check out CTV News.