Manitobans Show Gratitude & Support
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.
We’re getting loud, banging on #PotsForDocs to say thank you to Manitoba’s physicians today for everything they’ve done this past pandemic year.#NationalPhysiciansDay pic.twitter.com/0DWubz7PsD— Keir (@KeirWpg) May 2, 2021
Clearly we could have used a rehearsal but hopefully all the nurses, doctors, orderlies, paramedics, spiritual care and all other health-care workers feel the love. You’re doing you’re best and we’re trying to stay out of your way. Thank you. #PotsForDocs pic.twitter.com/pw5qR3jzr8— Steve (@steverpeg) May 2, 2021
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Show your support and gratitude for Manitoba’s doctors by heading outside tomorrow evening to bang on #PotsForDocs in recognition of #NationalPhysiciansDay. @DoctorsManitoba— Shared Health (@SharedHealthMB) April 30, 2021
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Grateful for all the hardworking doctors in MB doing the best they can. Thanks to my sis for working the ER and taking care of Winnipegers! #potsfordocs— Dominique Reynolds (@Dominiquesings) May 2, 2021
#PotsForDocs thanking all the Doctors, nurses, cleaning staff, volunteers, for all their hard work. I know you are exhausted. I know you are stressed.— Toria (@Toria18900484) May 1, 2021
Please everyone- get vaccinated to relieve our front line workers!!!!
I’ll bang on some pots for you tomorrow. Thank you for everything you are doing! #PotsForDocs— drMediaPro (@drMediaPro) May 1, 2021