Goulbourn Museum supports ‘big community shout out’ on April 1 – how you can too!

The staff at Goulbourn Museum have tremendous respect for those in the community who continue to go to work every day. Feeling compelled to show their support they encourage you to do the same.

With this in mind, the Museum has hung a sign handmade with love by our Collections Officer. The red hand represents health care workers and sits on the same side as the heart, while the blue hand represents all essential workers.

“You, too, can join in to support our essential workers by getting creative,” suggest the Museum staff. Trace your own hands and colour them in, or use red and blue paint to make palm prints! Use printer paper, cardboard, poster board – whatever you have around the house. And be sure to add the thank you message.

On Wednesday, April 1st there is a “Big Community Shout Out” planned at 6:30 p.m. for all Ottawa residents. How wonderful would it be for our essential workers to not only hear our support but also to see it in their neighbours’ windows?

And, if you’re wondering what the meaning is behind the hashtag on the Goulbourn Museum’s sign (#LookForTheHelpers) — it’s a nod to the famous quote by Mr. Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” 

Here is a link to download a Complete Printable Sign.


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