National day of remembrance for victims of COVID‑19
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Tim Thomas, and the members of City Council invite citizens to join the national commemoration movement to pay homage to the victims of the pandemic, and show their support for their families, loved ones and all those who continue to be on the front line to fight against COVID-19.
“Two years ago, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic. Since then, we have been working together to limit the spread of the virus. As we commemorate this day, we want to remember the people we lost and recognize the work of the many who, for two years, have ensured the provision of health care, food supply and essential services,” said Mayor Tim Thomas.
The flags at City Hall are at half mast for this day of remembrance.
In commemoration, the City inaugurated a Solidarity Orchard last year so that the citizens we lost to COVID-19 will never be forgotten. Fruit trees were planted in their honour, symbols of continuity in their contribution to the community. The Solidarity Orchard is located near the Viburnum entrance to the Terra-Cotta Natural Park, opposite the Aquatic Centre, and offers citizens an opportunity to reflect as warmer weather approaches.
The City is also collaborating with the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to offer a vaccination clinic against COVID-19 at Bob-Birnie Arena. Citizens are invited to make an appointment to receive a first, second or third dose of vaccine and to continue to exercise caution as the virus continues to circulate in the community.
Source: City of Pointe-Claire
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