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Two years ago, Saskatoon was preparing to host the Juno Awards. Covid-19 was definitely in the news, but it had not reached our community yet. All systems were ready to go celebrate the best in Canadian music.
For myself, I was excited to release a pair of YXE Underground episodes highlighting the behind the scenes work it took to bring the Juno Awards to Saskatoon and to host the JunoFest concert series.
All of that changed when the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Saskatchewan. The Junos were cancelled. School was quickly moved to online learning at home, and my job as Communications Leader at Sherbrooke Community Centre, a long term care home in Saskatoon, quickly focused on crisis communications.
We are now two years into the pandemic and I wanted to tell that story through the lens of registered nurses in this episode. Every day, I see the incredible work performed by nurses and I know the positive impact they are having on residents, patients and families in our community and across the province.
I also know this pandemic has been especially challenging for all health care workers…nurses included. What I really appreciate about these guests you are about to meet is how honest they are about the challenges they have faced throughout the past two years.
Jenna Isley, Lana Mayerle and Jamie Coates are the three nurses you will meet and I think hearing their stories will give you a new appreciation for the work they do and the impact the pandemic has had on them.
I want to thank Jenna, Lana and Jamie for sharing their stories on the podcast and for all of the work they, and all of their health care colleagues, have done throughout the pandemic caring for others.
This episode was supported by Rob Rongve and his team at Rongve Wealth Management Group of RBC Dominion Securities in North Battleford. Thank you for always supporting the podcast, Rob!
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