‘A totally bitchin’ rager is what we need right now’ says local
By Craig Allan, Staff Writer
Of all the groups struggling in these difficult times, no one is struggling more than the front-line health workers. Fighting the coronavirus, front-line health workers are putting themselves in the line of danger every day to care for the sick and dying. To celebrate them, New Westminster’s Daniel Brown decided that he wanted to really get people together to show their support for front-line health workers by throwing a sick party.
Brown, who was laid off from his job, said that he was sitting around his apartment with nothing to do when he saw a news story about how front-line health workers are suffering right now. He said he realized he needed to help.
“I don’t usually watch the news, because that’s like for, old dudes, but then I saw this story and realized I needed to help.” The party is going to be a hospital themed. It will have jello and masks, and everyone is required to come wearing scrubs and bring any pills they have in their medicine cabinet. Brown feels all of this will “set the mood.”
There were some problems though, when it came to Brown’s party planning. For one, medical supplies are in desperate need, so he could not find any masks for the party—but Brown said he got lucky as he found a bunch of masks recently.
“I went by this church, and there was just boxes of ‘em sitting out front of the church. The box said ‘for the front line health workers.’ Since I am throwing this party for them, I can totally take these.”
When asked if it was wise for Brown to throw a party when all of the bars, restaurants, movie theatres, and other social gathering events have been shuttered, Brown said “Oh this isn’t like those. This isn’t a bar or a movie theatre. This is just a party at my house.”
In this time of great pain and anguish for many, Brown is looking to bring up the spirits of the neighbourhood by helping everyone out in their time of need. After wandering around New West and seeing no one out on the street, Brown wants to bring the party back to New West. In a final message to his hopeful attendees, Brown says “come on down, bring your scrubs and that heartbeat listen thingy, and let’s have some fun.”