Message from Mayor Cumming on Mother’s Day

Public Notice

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a time to honour and celebrate moms and motherhood.

Mother’s Day may look different for many of us this year. I know it may be difficult if you have to be apart from loved ones, but I encourage you to stay strong. During this time that we have to stay apart, consider new ways you can connect to mark this special day.

We have seen and heard of many people using telephone calls, emails, video chats and letters to connect – and reconnect – with family or friends at great distances. We’ve heard of people leaving gifts or supplies on a neighbour’s front step and sharing greetings at a safe distance in their front yard. We’ve seen drive-by parades to mark birthdays, anniversaries and major milestone events.

These are all great ways for us to stay apart, but stay connected during a unique and unusual time.

This week, we’ve heard good news about how BC will start to reopen over the next several months, but the steps will be slow and deliberate. We must follow the thoughtful approach laid out by our Provincial Health Officer so we don’t unravel all the good work we’ve done.

So this Mother’s Day, we will continue to keep our distances but we will also say “Thank you”. Mothers, we appreciate and honour you, and continue to stand alongside you, as we all take the necessary steps to protect each other’s health and safety as we move forward together.

Victor Cumming
Mayor, City of Vernon