Fight social isolation in Burnaby with a simple ‘hello!’

Poster for Say Hello! with a backdrop of bright, colourful blocks in shades of purple and orange in an overlapping geometric pattern. The title of the poster is “Say Hello!” with a graphic of a waving hand in the upper right corner. The text below reads, “The long term effects of social isolation are real. Just because we are doing our part by social distancing and wearing a mask, doesn't mean we shouldn't wave or SAY HELLO!” There is a column of ‘hello’s in several languages: “BONJOUR! ¡Hola! Kumusta! नमस्कार ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ, پخیر را, Здравствуйте, 안녕하세요, 你好, أهلا و سهلا, ZDRAVO! Ciao! سلام, ሰላም” In the bottom left corner there is a QR code and URL: SayHelloBurnaby.ca. In the bottom right corner there is an Instagram icon beside the handle @SayHelloBurnaby and the hashtag #SayHelloBurnaby.

#SayHelloBurnaby

A Burnaby Primary Care Networks Initiative

Say Hello is a Burnaby-wide campaign to encourage simple connection to bring our community closer together. The impact of the pandemic is ongoing, and our awareness of racism and diversity issues has risen in tandem with its arrival. The need to reaffirm our connection as a community has never been greater.

The pandemic has been hard on all of us — some more so than others. Out of necessity, we are more isolated and disconnected than ever before. Sometimes it feels like we really are alone. 

But we’re not alone. Burnaby is and always has been a friendly, welcoming and connected community. Now is the time to bridge the gap between us and our neighbours. Make a momentary connection that will help carry them — and us — through these tough and sometimes lonely times.

We need to wear masks, we need to stay six feet apart, and more than ever we need to just say HELLO!

Follow along and add your own greeting using the hashtag #SayHelloBurnaby, and following @SayHelloBurnaby on Instagram.

Find out how to get involved with Say Hello Burnaby, from ordering a poster or sticker for your storefront, to submitting your own “hello” for a special campaign video.

About

The Say Hello Burnaby campaign is an initiative of the Burnaby Primary Care Networks COVID 19 Response Social Isolation Working Group, with the support of the City of Burnaby, Tourism Burnaby, and the Burnaby Board of Trade and is part of the development of a Social Isolation Strategy for Burnaby. For more information about the Burnaby PCN COVID 19 Response work and the clinical and social supports available in the City please visit www.burnabycoronavirus.com.