DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The week of May 10th to 16th is National Nursing Week, and Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead is leading a tribute to thank nurses and other front-line workers.

Capping off Nurses Week will be a drive-by parade to show support for frontline workers on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30 p.m.

According to the city, vehicles will depart from Encana with the Dawson Creek Fire Department leading the way. Vehicles will proceed down Highway 2, left onto 116th Avenue, right onto 13th street,  passing the hospital.

Those who wish to participate in the drive-by tribute must stay in their vehicles at all times.

National Nursing Week takes place the week of May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing. The week draws attention to the many contributions nurses make to the well-being of Canadians.

The theme for this year’s Nursing Week is #Weanswerthecall.

The Canadian Nurses Association developed this theme to showcase all the different roles nurses play. The pandemic has further highlighted the courage and commitment nurses work under every day.