A Fraser Valley country musician paid a visit to Mission Fire Station No. 1 yesterday evening (May 25) to salute its frontline workers.
Harrison Hot Springs’ Todd Richard has been travelling to local hospitals, care homes, firehalls and RCMP stations every night for the last seven weeks, since the release of his latest song.
“Green and Blue” pays tribute to Canada’s frontline workers, and plays at 7 p.m. every night on Country 107.1.
Richard brings speakers, sings along and goes on Facebook Live.
“I was inspired to write it last year when folks started the 7 p.m. banging of pots and pans for frontline workers, and I wanted to somehow put all those pots and pans into the biggest thank you,” Richard said. “Each time I do this the following and knowledge of the return of 7 p.m. acknowledgment is growing.”
Richard just released his third album “Live Your Life,” and is currently in the running for the 2021 Toyota Searchlight, an annual “hunt for Canada’s next undiscovered talent.”
He was awarded B.C. Country Music Association Humanitarian of the Year in 2017 and 2018, as well as Variety B.C. Colleen Wood Award for “Follow Your Heart,” a song dedicated to the children’s charity Variety, with all proceeds going to the organization.
– with files from Adam Louis