There’s about to be a new way for Cochranites to get creative and come together as a community, when a town-endorsed poster campaign launches on May 18.
It’s being called #CochraneSaysThanks, and in addition to an opportunity for poster decorating, there’s going to be some virtual block partying to be had as well.
To start, residents should download the poster template available at Cochrane.ca/COVID-19. The template reads: “I’M THANKFUL FOR” in large bubble letters at the top, with plenty of space below for families to let their imaginations and their gratitude run wild.
Homes and businesses are invited to display the finished posters in their windows and share the pictures to social media with the hashtag #CochraneSaysThanks.
“Since this situation started, I’ve been saying ‘Stay home, stay safe, save lives,’ and the response has been so positive,” said mayor Jeff Genung.
“Cochranites are creative and resilient. We have a lot to be grateful for — I can’t wait to see how everyone shows it.”
The campaign is set to run for six weeks, ending with “Good Neighbour Week’ scheduled for June 13-19.
Throughout that period, the town also plans on hosting an online series of what they call ‘gratitude sharing events’ as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to their community for following COVID-19-related policies.
The town plans on releasing more details on the events in the near future. The most up-to-date source of information will likely be at Cochrane.ca/COVID-19 or the town’s Facebook page (no account required).
They’re also putting out an invite to local performers to participate in the events with a 20 to 60-minute show or activity. These can be pitched to the town by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.