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Uptown Waterloo lights to shine in red and pink for front-line workers

Starting on Monday, Uptown Waterloo's LED lights will shine red and pink each hour to show support for front-line workers.
The Uptown Waterloo BIA says starting Monday, the LED light fixtures along King Street will turn red and pink to honour frontline workers. (Uptown Waterloo BIA/Facebook)

The LED lights in uptown Waterloo will shine red and pink starting on Monday in honour of front-line workers.

The LED lights, which serve as an artistic feature along King Street, are often changed to celebrate different events, much like the way Niagara Falls changes colour and became yellow to show hope in light of COVID-19.

A release from the Uptown Waterloo BIA said the red and pink will "show support and gratitude for medical professionals and staff, caregivers, food and medical businesses and their workers, delivery drivers and others risking their own lives to make ours better."

The move comes after firefighters, police officers and paramedics drove by the three hospitals in Waterloo region on Friday night with lights and sirens to thank health-care workers.

The City of Cambridge also changed the lights along the pedestrian bridge called Craig's Crossing and the sign at city hall to blue to recognize health-care workers.

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