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Fans paint murals of Dr. Bonnie Henry, Theresa Tam in Gastown

Last Updated Mar 31, 2020 at 11:12 pm PDT

FILE - Murals of Dr. Theresea Tam and Dr. Bonnie Henry painted on boarded-up shops in Vancouver's Gastown. (Courtesy: Twitter @diamondisinger)
Summary

Murals of BC's top doctor and Chief Public Health Officer have been painted on some boarded up windows

The murals can be seen near Powell Street in Gastown

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — If you head to Maple Street Square in Vancouver’s Gastown, you’ll see a beautiful tribute to a pair of doctors, who have been at the forefront of the provincial, and federal response to COVID-19.

Fans of Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Theresa Tam, have painted a large mural of the pair in a boarded-up window in Vancouver.

Fans have posted photos of it on Twitter, where the murals appear to be on Powell Street in Gastown.

The murals have been painted in the midst of a global health pandemic and is not the first time people are resorting to the arts to ease tensions.

RELATED ARTICLE:¬†‘Dear Dr. Bonnie Henry’: Vancouver women record musical ode to provincial health officer

Earlier this month East Vancouver’s Amy Shier and her roommate decided to honour provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry with a tune she posted on social media.

She said the lyrics to their song, “Dear Dr. Bonnie Henry,” mirrors the first time many began paying attention to the daily briefings held by Henry, and added many were touched by the emotion and compassion Henry showed.

Shier told NEWS 1130 she respects Dr. Henry’s proactive response in handling the pandemic.

-With files from Tarnjit Parmar and Bethlehem Mariam