From catastrophic weather events and wildfires to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a busy year for frontline healthcare workers and first responders in British Columbia. To thank you, West Kelowna Country artist Ben Klick wrote a song for them.
“They are all heroes,” Klick said.
“Just because they have a number on their badge or are one of the many serving all over the world, they also have families, they also have so much more of their own, than they deserve to be.” recognized.
The song, More than just a number, is close to his heart because he knows so many first responders and healthcare workers.
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” Frame [in the music video] this is my grandfather… whose regimental number is 18436 and then the fire department in the mountains is another friend of mine who lives up north and fought the fires in Vernon. The citations [in the video] are quotes from local first responders and frontline workers here in town, ”Klick said.
The message of gratitude follows the growing number of cases of the Omicron COVID variant and the implementation of more restrictive measures to prevent the spread.
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“Even with Omicron now in existence, it’s extremely important to get the message out and share that these frontline workers and first responders are supported,” Klick said.
Klick hopes his song will spark a movement and invites everyone to share their gratitude or the stories of frontline workers and first responders they know with the hashtag # 4TheFrontLine.
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