MPP Donna Skelly Pays Tribute to Pandemic Heroes

Published on June 03, 2021

Awards Ceremony Honours Everyday Heroes Who Supported Others During COVID-19 Crisis


News Release

Rebecca Fournier sacrificed time with her children by moving into St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence for weeks. The Care Coordinator at the home wanted to do everything possible to protect her residents and staff against a COVID-19 outbreak.

In an effort to keep the community at St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary school connected, students William and Oliva Pang organized a live virtual trivia contest every Friday. The brother and sister’s creative trivia questions drew about 150 people to the game each week.

Principal Josie Pini was preparing to retire in the spring of 2020. But she postponed her retirement to continue supporting her staff at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School through the pandemic.

These are only a few of the everyday heroes being recognized by Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly. “There are so many extraordinary people in our community who have gone above and beyond in an effort to support others through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Donna Skelly.

There are school principals and teachers and support staff who ensured their students were safe. Food bank volunteers delivered meals to our most vulnerable. These are individuals who stepped up to make masks and cards. They organized phone trees and zoom calls. They were there when their friends and co-workers needed support and assurance that we would get through this crisis.

Donna Skelly said, “They represent the best of who we can be during a time of crisis and they inspire others to be better. These award recipients truly are pandemic heroes.”

View MPP Donna Skelly’s Pandemic Hero Awards ceremony on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxjOoX3h4Jg.