7pm Cheer

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7pm Cheer | social phenomenon | During the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020, self-isolating Vancouverites would show support for frontline medical staff by going out on their porches, patios and high-rise balconies to cheer and applaud their courage and hard work in a time of crisis. The laudable practise began in the West End but very quickly expanded to other neighbourhoods across the city.

Usage: “I’d love to participate in the 7pm Cheer but I live in a rural basement suite in Surrey and my landlord would think I was insane…”

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