Cars 4 COVID held another cruise on Saturday, May 23, this time starting from Nanaimo’s north end. (Photo courtesy Pacific Rides Photography)

Car cruise in Nanaimo lifts seniors’ spirits during pandemic

Cars 4 COVID includes Nanaimo Seniors Village in its route

A group of car enthusiasts raising money for COVID-19 research took a different route this weekend to be able to show off their rides to some of Nanaimo’s self-isolating seniors.

Cars 4 COVID held its latest cruise Saturday evening, this time starting from north Nanaimo to be able to include a visit to Nanaimo Seniors Village.

“It was a very heart-warming experience that we will definately repeat,” said Chris Thibert, event co-organizer, in an e-mail to the News Bulletin. “Some of the cruisers could hardly hold back their own tears with seeing the reaction from NSV staff and residents.”

Thibert told the News Bulletin before the cruise that the Cars 4 COVID motorists, who have been saluting health-care workers at the hospital, also wanted to show appreciation for health-care workers at care homes.

Participants in the cruise raised another $550 for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Response and Research Funds.

More more information about Cars 4 COVID, click here.

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