Emergency services organize ‘Parade of Lights’ for Regina’s hospital workers

Regina residents heard some noise pass by the city’s hospitals on Wednesday night – but it was for a good cause.

Health care workers and staff at the General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and the STARS office were treated to a light show by emergency service vehicles.

Members of the Regina Police Service (RPS) organized the parade to thank workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There were many health care workers that came outside to take a look. To see the smiles on their faces was nice,” said Les Parker with RPS. “I think they appreciated knowing that they were being seen.”

Police vehicles, along with fire trucks from the Regina Fire Department and tow trucks from Dakota Towing, flipped on their lights and sirens while passing by the facilities on the snowy Regina evening.

Parker said it was loud enough to thank those essential workers.

“They are working hard inside and there’s probably a constant need for care. These are people who would probably want to be home with their families, but they are making sacrifices.”

Parker estimates there were dozens of participants in the parade.

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