Chilliwack shares uplifting images in attempt to bring smiles to faces during COVID-19 pandemic

“When the virus is gone, we will go to the pool.” (Jenna Hauck)
“She said yes!” (Tim Ryall)
“Camping in our backyard.” (Ashley Irvine)
Dinosaurs roam downtown Chilliwack. (Jesse Derrick)
“Fresh air after you drive until you can’t see people anymore.” (Tina Kalnow)
“My 12-year-old son wanted everyone to know.” (Jennifer Folk)
“Did a little sidewalk chalk art ourselves.” (Kate Firth)
“Making more music with my husband.” (Leah Reimer)
“My husband and I are creating holiday pictures. For this one we donned blue rain ponchos, turned on our shower, sat on the edge of the tub and pretended we were on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls. We’re thinking Parisian bistro or African safari next.” (Carolynne Brownlee)
“Self isolating in the bush.” (Jennifer Martin)
“Mary sends love to the neighbourhood.” (LM Ttens)
“Today I choose joy.” (Katie Anderson)

There’s no question the public has been hit hard with an onslaught of dismal news as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

We are being told to self isolate to prevent the virus from spreading, and that solitude has been difficult for many.

In an attempt to lift people’s spirits and bring smiles to the faces of people in Chilliwack, The Progress put a call out on Facebook on the weekend asking its readers to share images of what has kept them going during this dark time.

You can see some of those images in the above gallery.

Last week, one Chilliwack man created a Facebook group called Coronaoke, a page dedicated to in-home karaoke performances.

READ MORE: Karaoke hits high note on Facebook thanks to Chilliwack man

In Maple Ridge, heartfelt messages were written on the sidewalk in chalk thanking the staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital for their hard work.

READ MORE: Chalk it up to positivity

Whatever folks are doing to help brighten the lives of others right now, keep it up, because right now we can all use a smile.


 

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on?
Email: jenna.hauck@theprogress.com
Twitter: @PhotoJennalism

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Are you a senior needing help during COVID-19? These Chilliwack volunteers are here for you

Picking up groceries and phone chats are just some of the services being offered at no charge

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

Chilliwack Learning Society finds new way to get free books to kids amid COVID-19 pandemic

Debbie Denault is hoping others will join her in handing out free books in their own neighbourhoods

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

‘I love you this much’: Chilliwack firefighters share drone video on two-metre physical distancing

The Chilliwack Firefighters Association has been doling out helpful, visual reminders about COVID-19

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Insurance shock for B.C. condo owners

Claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex told premium will nearly triple

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

Most Read