NOW Lunenburg County shares stories of resilience from our community
COVID-19 has taught us many things: It's taught us the importance of our food service workers. It validated our long held belief, that access to reliable internet is vital and worth fighting for. It's highlighted our vulnerabilities, and made visible the gaps in our systems and society.
We've seen people rise up, help neighbours, support local and dig deep. People have displayed their hearts, strength, creativity and resilience like never before. Businesses have responded and pivoted to reaction to the changes demanded by the pandemic. People are doing things differently, and in some cases, people are getting better at being regularly outside of their comfort zones.
For NOW Lunenburg County, the pandemic means we're doing our work differently. You may recall we were planning our second tour, driving to Ottawa to attend a physician recruitment event. The cancellation of in person events has forced us to change how we host and welcome people. Even our magazine has been impacted, this year we're doing it a little differently.
Our last two magazines were handed out at festivals, fairs and events. Locals took the magazine with them on trips and helped to spread the word about our community. Copies were left in dentist and doctors offices. This year - we weren't sure how we would get this magazine into people's hands, or even if they'd want a hard-copy.
How would people even be reading magazines post COVID-19?
While we weren't sure of the answer to that question, one thing was certain: people needed to hear the incredible stories of Lunenburg County resilience, NOW, more than ever!
So we're going ahead and publishing the stroies digitally to share some of the amazing stories of the incredibly resilient, resourceful, creative people in Lunenburg County adapting to COVID-19.
And because things are always changing and evolving, so too will this. Additionally, we will be creating a hard-copy commemorative edition, filled with all the stories. The commemorative edition will be available to purchase in November.
We, like you, are learning as we go, painting the rocket-ship while it's in flight. We are inspired by and learning from you, and embracing change. We invite you to join us as we take flight. Let's paint this rocketship together!
Welcome to our
"Now more than ever" digital edition of our NOWLC magazine. We have been blown away with how resilient our county has been during the pandemic and we want to celebrate and share their stories with you!
Have a story you want to share with us?