The Nine O’clock Gun in Stanley Park will be set off at 7 p.m. to honour Vancouver’s brave health-care workers

The Vancouver park board has determined to join the thousands of community inhabitants who are boosting a ruckus just about every evening at seven p.m.

At this time, folks arrive out on their balconies and porches to bang pots and applaud the overall health-care employees who are putting them selves in harm’s way to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning on Monday (March thirty), the park board will fire the well-known 9 O’clock Gun at Brockton Stage in Stanley Park at seven p.m.

That will continue on right up until the finish of April to salute the doctors, nurses, cleaners, lab specialists, respiratory therapists, very long-phrase care attendants, paramedics, and other individuals who hold demonstrating up to operate just about every working day to enable folks contaminated with the novel coronavirus.

“I’ve been contacted by many members of the group around the previous several days who are inquiring what a lot more we can do to display our appreciation and gratitude for overall health care employees in our town,” park board chair Camil Dumont explained in a news launch.

For the reason that the 12-pound, muzzle-loaded cannon is becoming set off at seven p.m., it will not likely fire once more at nine p.m. from Monday right up until April thirty.

The 9 O’clock Gun was mounted in Stanley Park in 1894 and was 1st applied to warn about the close of fishing on Sundays at six p.m.

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