A Burnaby care centre and its workers were recently featured in a music video created by a Canadian country singer thanking all frontline healthcare workers for their efforts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Take a listen while you read on.
Todd Richard’s Green and Blue conveys the hardships of healthcare workers and his thankfulness for their diligence through his lyrics. Those lyrics impress upon listeners the message that “sometimes the frontlines ain't just for soldiers.” Throughout the video frontline healthcare workers at Burnaby’s Willingdon Care Home show the daily grind and emotional stresses endured every day by healthcare workers during the pandemic.
Terry Lake, CEO of BCCPA and EngAge BC says Richard’s song and music video are like a new anthem for weary care aides, nurses, housekeeping and food services teams, administrators and managers.
“Like with last year’s noise-making 7 p.m. salute, we can sing along with Todd as a tribute to their work,” Lake said.
Jennifer Lyle, CEO of SafeCare BC, echoes those sentiments.
“The past year has been emotionally and physically hard, but Todd Richard’s Green and Blue can lift our spirits and serve as a reminder of how grateful we are for the women and men on the front lines in our care homes,” Lyle says. “We are thankful to Todd and proud to have supported this work.”
Todd Richard was born in Hamilton but raised in B.C. Richard was named the BC Country Music associations’ humanitarian of the year in 2017 and again in 2018 and he’s a two-time CBC searchlight semi-finalist.
For more information on the singer and his music you can check out his website.