The Town of Hawkesbury is honouring the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic by recognizing the victims of COVID-19, their families, and citizens who have worked hard to contain the spread of COVID-19.

“March 2020 marked the beginning of an extraordinary period. On this national day of commemoration, let us pay tribute to the people that are victims of COVID-19, their families, and loved ones.   Let us come together as a nation to reflect on this past year, which has affected us all in one manner or another,” said Mayor Paula Assaly.

The Town of Hawkesbury encourages citizens to continue to act with determination to overcome the pandemic, by respecting the measures that are in effect.  The town reminds residents that the fight is not yet won, but with the arrival of vaccines, a return to a certain amount normality is on the way.

The town conveys its deepest condolences to the affected families, their loved ones, and to all who have suffered because of the pandemic.

On March 11, 2021, the flags are at half-mast at the Town Hall and other municipal buildings. Everyone was invited to observe a minute of silence to honor the memory of the victims of COVID-19 at 1 p.m.