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A big thank you to front line workers in Fond du Lac

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Pictured above: Fond du Lac Community Health Centre front line workers were pampered with a warm meal, roses and gifts.

Front line workers in Fond du Lac First Nation, SK were treated to a luncheon to thank them for their hard work in their fight against the novel coronavirus.

The community of Fond du Lac reported its first case of COVID-19 on November 6, and declared a state of emergency a few weeks later due to the lack of water and the rapid spread of the virus in the community. Since then, the Athabasca Health Authority (AHA) front line workers have been working tirelessly around the clock to assist the community members. 

AHA staff member Rose Mercredi-Zinck put together a luncheon as a token of appreciation for the front line workers at Fond du Lac Community Health Centre on February 12. Fond du Lac First Nation and the Northern store were happy to contribute by providing the food, including fruits, desserts and candies, plus gifts and flowers for the 15 front line workers and health centre staff.

“We are so thankful for your commitment to caring for our community, providing essential services day and night,” Athabasca Health Authority wrote about the front line workers on their Facebook page.

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Pictured above: Fond du Lac Community Health Centre staff members also enjoyed the luncheon.

Fond du Lac Northern Store Manager Rasa Kanagaiah was happy to contribute to the event. “During these unprecedented times, front line workers have played a significant role in supporting the community and it is important to pause, thank them and recognize their utmost contribution,” he said.