From Brien Anderson, a member of the SD64 tech team:
I am speaking with my wife and she tells me how appreciated the staff at Lady Minto felt this morning. The back story is, that when one of her co-workers dropped her two children at Fernwood School this a.m., the teachers were outside to greet them banging pots and pans. This story continued to float around the hospital all day and brought a lot of feelings of support and caring from our community.
Response from Kelda Logan, principal at Fernwood:
“We have been doing it every morning… it’s very emotional but also very fun. We are so excited to have children at the school again!”
Response from Shannon, principal at Indigenous Education:
“When the students (of essential workers) came walking and holding tightly to G’ma’s hands, we were out cheering, smiling and banging. G’ma had tears streaming down her face mouthing ‘thank you’ over and over; I too choked up.
It’s a small, powerful, beautiful thing we are able to contribute to the giant efforts extended everywhere.
It felt so good… and right… to be with children yesterday. I went home deeply content, refreshed. And today the giggles and grins I am hearing from the library make me smile.
A lovely way to begin our day. “