CENTRAL MANITOULIN – This past Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny was able to take time out of his busy schedule to do a couple of socially distanced driveway visits across Central Manitoulin, making three visits down Silver Bay Road in Big Lake, seven along Thorne Street in Mindemoya, then down Monument Road and ending up in Providence Bay.
There was limited time for the Easter Bunny and he was only able to make a few spread out visits across the municipality, but those who caught a glimpse of the fabled bunny certainly enjoyed it, read the Central Manitoulin municipality website.
At 10 am the Easter Bunny made an appearance with Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police Constable Marie Ford at the municipal office during a Facebook Live recording in which Constable Ford and the Easter Bunny both relayed special messages to the community.
Constable Ford thanked everyone for following the public health guidelines, asked everyone to be kind, urged the community to check in with our most vulnerable and gave advice on the resources available to the public. These included the OPP who are always there for them, the Central Manitoulin Community Helpline for grocery and errand delivery service for those self-isolating, Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR) programs and the MFR Food Bank which accepts self referrals and Constable Ford offered to make referrals herself if needed. She ended her announcement by thanking all the essential service workers including those at the nursing homes, Community Living Manitoulin and grocery stores.
The Easter Bunny brought a message, which was read aloud by Constable Ford. The letter congratulated the kids and community on being brave and reassured them that a lot of community members are working hard to protect them and get things back to normal. The message ended by telling the kids to stay safe, that the Easter Bunny loves them and will see them again next year.
The municipality would like to thank Jackie and Bob White for exporting their community spirit out of Assiginack by getting them in touch with the Easter Bunny.
The recording of the Facebook Live video can be found on Central Manitoulin’s Facebook page.