Alongside the problem solvers, wonder seekers and world changers we endearingly call nerds, we’re sharing stories of essential workers: the smart, driven, compassionate people who make up the fabric of our neighbourhood.
Pediatric nurse Keara Manrique pushes her daughter Luna, almost 2, on a swing at Creekside Park in late July. The park is busy, but everyone respects the guideline to stay 6 feet from other families and groups as much as possible. Most adults wear masks. We are in Phase 3 of our pandemic plan in BC: parks are open and more people are reconnecting with the outside world. Keara and Luna, still wide-eyed with wonder, have just visited Science World for the first time since it closed in March.
“I’m always thinking about how to keep my family safe,” Keara says. She is used to hospital-grade cleanliness from her job. “Today at Science World, it was great. I felt safe.”