Parade for seniors starts April 15

Staying connected to people has never been more important, nor more difficult to do so. To help out, a group of community members are holding the "Seniors, We Wish You Well Parade", providing families an opportunity to drive around the North Peace Seniors Housing Society and wave at seniors watching from their rooms, in a safe and socially distant manner.

“We realized the tole that the COVID-19 situation is having on our mental health. Seniors are isolated in their rooms right now and not able to have visitors, so we thought this would be a helpful and fun thing for everyone to look forward to,” said Jodi Kramer, who is organizing the parade alongside Sabrina Trobak.

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The parade will take place every second Wednesday, beginning April 15. Families will meet at 98 Street, just south of 105 Avenue at 1:45 p.m., and begin lining up. The drive around the short route will start at 2 p.m.

“It’s important everyone remains in their cars at all times, both as they’re lining up and as the parade begins,” Kramer said.

To see the route, go here. If you’d like to participate, or have any questions, contact Kramer at 250-785-5533.

“We encourage people to decorate their vehicles, make signs, and honk their horns as they drive by,” Kramer said. “This is all about giving people something fun to look forward to.” 

Email reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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