Shout it out tonight, Tri-Cities, for health workers and first responders

A local woman is calling for people in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody to make some noise March 25 at 7 p.m. to thank frontline workers and recognize others affected by the pandemic

Tri-City residents are set to give a shout-out — literally — to first responders and frontline healthcare workers Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“Grab your pots and pans, megaphones, whistles and bells, and head to your windows, balconies and front doors,” wrote Coquitlam resident Leticia Pamela Garcia, who set up a Facebook event to spread the word.

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The cheer for frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is also meant for kids forced to stay at home, as well as seniors, people with weakened immune systems under lockdown, those who have lost their jobs and small businesses struggling to survive.

“Let's put our I-miss-sports-and-my-friends energy to good use by flexing our cheer muscles in support of those who are keeping our communities safe and moving,” wrote Garcia, adding that she was looking for a small way to boost moral in these stressful times. 

Garcia urges anyone in the areas to join, invite friends and share the moment on social media under the hashtag #TC4Frontline.

The cheer is meant to continue nightly “until this is over.”

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