Abbotsford police salute frontline grocery store staff during 7 pm cheer

Apr 3 2020, 1:09 pm

The 7 pm nightly cheer for healthcare workers has become a welcome routine across the Lower Mainland, and now one city is now taking the show of appreciation to frontline workers at grocery stores.

On Twitter, Chief Constable Mike Serr of the Abbotsford Police Department shared a photo of the city’s police squad cars lined up outside a local Real Canadian Superstore, to thank grocery store staff for their ongoing work during the pandemic.

“There are so many people in our #community who are going over and above during #COVID19BC,” said Serr.

Tonight #AbbyPD Shift 2 recognizes and applauds everyone working in our grocery stores who put themselves at risk to ensure we all have the necessities.”

The 7 pm cheer has become a nightly tradition for many. In Vancouver, landmarks light up and the Stanley Park gun now fires and 7 pm to join in on the acknowledgement for those working on the front lines.