Advertisement

London’s New Year’s Eve virtual celebration to pay tribute to front-line workers

London Health Sciences Centre workers outside the COVID-19 Assessment Centre in London at the Oakridge Arena waiting to asses people waiting in line in March, 2020. Sawyer Bogdan Global News

Although people can’t gather in Victoria Park this New Year’s Eve, there will still be an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to front-line workers.

Instead of a regular celebration, chair of the New Year’s Eve Planning Committee, Marcus Plowright, and Mario Circelli have organized the Everyday Heroes: London 2020 project.

“While we were asked to stay at home for the safety of our community, others left their families to face the uncertainty of COVID-19,” the project’s page read.

“Nurses, doctors, first responders, delivery drivers, grocery store employees, hairstylists, waiters — all these front line workers are the Everyday Heroes for London. We wanted to tell you their story.”

Read more: Woodstock woman charged under Reopening Ontario Act

Story continues below advertisement

For the last month, a production team has worked to interview some of London’s Everyday Heroes of 2020.

Their stories will air as part of a live television production on New Year’s Eve.

“We are trying to bring some sense of the spirit of it,” London mayor Ed Holder said.

For this New Year’s Eve of 2020, people are only being advised to celebrate with those they live with.

“This New Year’s Eve will look very different; the safest way to celebrate is to do so with those you live with,” said Dr. Alex Summers.

“If reaching out (to) those you don’t live with, you make sure you do so virtually.”

“Everyday Heroes” will air on Rogers tv Channel 13 on December 31 and January 1. It can also be viewed starting December 31 on the Rogers TV website and at http://www.EverydayHeroesLondon2020.ca.

Click to play video: 'Coronavirus: Ontario health official addresses change on policy over Pfizer vaccine doses' Coronavirus: Ontario health official addresses change on policy over Pfizer vaccine doses
Coronavirus: Ontario health official addresses change on policy over Pfizer vaccine doses – Dec 29, 2020

Sponsored content