COVID-19: Messages of support and positivity pop up around Greater Victoria

Community created amid social distancing, isolation measures

Lenny Ross was out walking in Saanich when they spotted a mother and her two daughters putting up motivational signs in the neighbourhood. “As I watched them I thought about the advice Mr. Rogers gave on how to bring comfort to young children during scary times,” Ross said. “He said whenever there are disasters or times of great strife there are also the wonderful helpers who emerge from our communities to assist others in need.” (Courtesy of Lenny Ross)

As the world takes isolation and distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Greater Victoria residents are finding their own ways to support and encourage their communities.

Here are some signs, stands and more that Victorians are using to keep spirits high.

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Angela Smith-Rolfe snapped a picture of a woman and her stand on Third Street. The sign reads, ‘Take Only What You Need, We’re all in this together.’ “I don’t know the name of this young lady…but I was brought to tears by the compassion and kindness of this table of supplies she had put outside her apartment,” Smith-Rolfe said. “May it bring out the kindness in us all? How true that we are all in this together.” (Courtesy of Angela Smith-Rolfe)

Tess Weaver said many staff at a Greater Victoria Save-On-Foods became emotional after a nurse from a nearby hospital came by and wrote a message on the sidewalk outside the store. ‘Thanks Save-On staff, we [love] you,’ the message reads. “I don’t know who it was but it was lovely,” Weaver said. (Courtesy of Tess Weaver)

Outside Fry’s Bakery (one person in at a time) from r/VictoriaBC

Lovely Sidewalk chalk message 🙂 from r/VictoriaBC

At Dallas Rd – It’s gonna be alright! from r/VictoriaBC



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