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Small crowd comes out to lift spirits at Langley Lodge

Last Updated Jun 4, 2020 at 8:48 am PDT

FILE - A staff member at the Langley Lodge has tested positive for the virus. (Courtesy Langley Lodge)

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — A rally was held for the people inside the Langley Lodge long-term care home, which has been one of the hard-hit facilities during the pandemic in B.C.

A crowd came out to cheer on health-care workers and residents of the care home and Pat White, who helped organize says it’s to lift spirits during what’s been a difficult time.

“Everybody was happy, everybody was smiling, and they were wearing the dollar store lei that I got [and] noisemakers, everybody had their masks on … everyone was socially distant, so it was really good.”

She says a local grocery store also donated some food, which was given to the lodge and Langley Councillor Rudy Storteboom joined the community.

White tells NEWS 1130 she wanted to plan something outside the tributes, neighbouring care homes or Canda Post have held so show support.

The Langley Lodge didn’t report any new cases of the virus Wednesday. However, one resident did pass away from the virus Tuesday.

Two more residents have also recovered, bringing the total of recovered patients from the home to 24.

The care home currently has only four active cases, though it also notes the residents are in the highest risk group for COVID-19.

-With files from Kathryn Tindale