Make Some Noise from Home for Essential Workers!

Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien is inviting city residents to Make Some Noise from their homes in support of essential workers this Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 7:10 pm.

“There are so many people working to keep us safe and the city running,” said Mayor O’Brien. “As we stay at home like we are supposed to, I just wanted to find a way to recognize their efforts.”

This citywide event will pay tribute to essential workers on the frontlines and behind the scenes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes hospital and pharmacy staff, first responders (police, fire, and paramedics), grocery and hardware employees, restaurant staff, delivery and truck drivers, transit and taxi operators, cleaners, support workers serving the homeless and others in need, as well as civil servants at all levels of government.

"This is an unprecedented time, and while we can’t gather together to show our appreciation, we can do something from our own homes,” said Mayor O’Brien. “Bang on a pan, ring a bell, blow a whistle, clap your hands, or give a big holler. Let’s show our support as loudly as we can!”

To participate, just step out on your front step, driveway, balcony, or lean out a window.

  • Make some noise for essential workers on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 7:10 pm.
  • Send a message of thanks from your home to those people keeping our city running during COVID-19.
  • Share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtag: #FrederictonThanks​Heroes

The City of Fredericton reminds residents of the importance of following the guidelines put in place by health officials to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The Province of New Brunswick continues to be the most accurate source of information. Find out more at For details about the City’s response, visit