Doctors have gone above and beyond the call of duty this past year, working to keep Manitobans healthy and safe and fighting for their patients to have access to the care they need.

Saturday evening the Winnipeg sign at the Forks and the Bell MTS centre were lit up blue in honour of National Physicians Day. Celebrated each year on May 1, in honour of Dr. Emily Stowe, a suffragist and Canada’s first female physician, the day had a whole new meaning as Doctors continue to face the task of fighting a global pandemic. 

At 7 p.m. Manitobans showed their support for doctors by getting outside and making noise with pots and pans. Inspired by Oly Backstrom’s #PotsForDocs social media campaign from last November, with media coverage from the Winnipeg Free press, CJOB, Virgin Radio, and CTV News, with support from organizations like the WRHA, the Community of St. Agathe, the Grace Hospital Foundation, Shared Health, the RBC Convention Centre, local schools and with social media support from QX104, Ace Burpee, Mayor Brian Bowman and many others, the event could be heard in every corner of the city.

Doctors are here for Manitobans and thankful for their support and gratitude. Every step of the way.