• Daniel Hodgson

To Our Front line Essential Workers

First, from the bottom of every Canadian's heart I would like to say thank you.



I found out tonight that I have been out of the loop.

It was 7 o' clock in the evening at my home in Burlington, Ontario when I heard my neighbours across the street banging on pots with big metal ladles from the edge of their driveway.

I looked out the window and saw several other households doing the same thing so I jumped online and found out why.

The idea is to celebrate and show our appreciation for all of the front line essential workers by making noise in their honour between 7 and 7:30. Each town seems to have their own time and dates to show their appreciation so check online.

I ran outside as fast as I could with two pots and let loose in the name of those more brave and important to society than I am.

I hope at least one nurse, police officer, grocer or anyone essential enough to be risking this virus for our sake is reading so I can personally thank you.


Strange and terrible times have taken hold of our world and the few rising up to our defense from this unprecedented scourge deserve our utmost gratitude.

These people aren't just risking their own lives as their families are in danger as well.


How can you show your support?

Check online and see what your local area is listing. Start your own page on FaceBook and organize your own.

Street artists get out there and show us what you got. Singers sing, painters pant, and the rest of us will sing Oh Canada and bang our pots and pans together.

This is the least we can do and we owe it to our peers who have decided to rise to this dangerous challenge.


We may be distancing ourselves temporarily, but that doesn't mean we can't come together as Canadians and show our support.