Volunteers set up sombre reminder of N.B.’s COVID-19 death toll – CBC

The New Brunswick COVID-19 Memorial Project want to commemorate those who died from the virus

Aug 02, 2022

In an effort to remind people the pandemic isn’t over, a group of volunteers set up, and took down, a memorial for New Brunswickers who died of COVID-19.

The group, called The New Brunswick COVID-19 Memorial Project placed 443 paper gravestones near the provincial legislature in downtown Fredericton on Sunday night, and removed them Monday evening — the night of the New Brunswick Day holiday. Each grave represents someone who died because of COVID-19 in the province. The toll was last updated on July 26.

Though no one in the group has been personally touched by a death due to the virus, it includes members with long COVID-19 and other disabilities.

“We should grieve the people who’ve been lost in our province, especially those who’ve been forgotten or who didn’t need to be lost in the first place,” said Chelsea Stevens, one of about 10 volunteers with the project.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid19-memorial-fredericton-1.6539010

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