It’s been nearly 20 months since COVID-19 surfaced in Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon is showing its appreciation to health-care workers for their efforts.
Nov. 1 to 8, 2021, was proclaimed Health Care Worker Appreciation Week by Saskatoon city council.
“On behalf of the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon city council extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to all health-care workers who continue to show heroic efforts in protecting our community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Charlie Clark said in a press release.
All doctors, nurses, home-care providers, pharmacists, paramedics and emergency management teams are being given a 40 per cent discount on a leisure centre general admission during the week.
The offer is valid at all of the city’s indoor leisure centres, including Cosmo Civic Centre, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Lakewood Civic Centre, Lawson Civic Centre, Saskatoon Field House and Shaw Centre.
Health-care workers will be asked to provide proof of employment to receive the discount, according to the press release.
In conjunction with Health Care Appreciation Week, the mayor and council are inviting people to create a thank-you card acknowledging the workers for their dedication and care to Saskatoon.
A blank version of the card can be downloaded, printed and filled out between Nov. 1 and 8.
Once done, finished cards can be posted on social media using the hashtag #YXEthanksHCW or emailed to email@example.com.
Following Health Care Workers Appreciation Week, the submissions will be shared with Saskatoon’s hospitals.