Yellowknife woman rallying residents to support our health care workers tonight at 7 p.m.

Resident Trudy Hause (L) and Julia Merola want Yellowknifers to make some noise to show our support in the North. (Photo submitted by Trudy Hause.)

Yellowknife resident Trudy Hause is encouraging everyone to show their support for health care providers and other essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak tonight by banging pots and pans outside.

“Let them echo through the city,” Hause said. “Get out and beat your pots and pans to show your appreciation for those on the front lines during this pandemic.”

The plan is to have all residents of Yellowknife at 7:00 p.m. tonight to step out onto their porch, balcony, or open a window and make some noise Hause says.

“I’m so proud to be Canadian,” Hause said. “Let’s try to spread this nationwide.”

Mayor of Yellowknife Rebecca Alty is also planning to partake in this noise-making celebration this evening.

“If you hear some pots and pan banging and some cheering at 7:00 p.m. tonight, thats our way to thank all of the health care workers and essential employees working hard right now,” Mayor Alty said. “Join in.”

CKLB Radio is asking residents of the NWT to post your cheering-up pot banging activity on social media with the tag #TheNorthCares or by using the hashtags #TogetherWeCanDoIt and #Cheer4HealthWorkers.

Let’s spread some smiles.


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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.