Rainbow Resilience – Part Two

Bright window adornments, some complete with furry friends, painted Prince Rupert into a rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bright window adornments painted Prince Rupert into rainbow prism of colour on Easter weekend. The hearts of love send messages of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Rainbows have different meanings to different people and cultures. Rainbows have a place in fokelore and history due to the colour, beauty and the optics of illusion. Rainbows are also seen as a sign of good luck and can offer motivation and provide us with hope.

In the dark days of COVID-19 many sparks of light and acts of love are springing up in Prince Rupert to offer hope and a show of resilience against the viral war that we are all fighting. Whether it be a paper heart, booming blasts from ships,wailing of sirens, or a parade of car horns, many believe there is nothing stronger than the promise a single rainbow gives.

READ MORE: Rainbow resilience in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is standing in solidarity as hearts and rainbows appear in windows and doors all over town as messages to friends and loved ones in the days of self isolation and social distancing.

Reach out and touch your neighbours by giving them the pot of gold at the end of a colourful arch – wave to them from across the street, paste your coloured hearts in your windows, paint your rainbows, and shine your lights to show Prince Rupert’s rainbow resilience.

<


K-J Millar | Journalist
Send K-J email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Planned upgrades didn’t go as planned

CityWest said a fibre-line break caused outages to all customers

Citing stability, B.C. Premier calls snap election for Oct. 24

John Horgan meets with Lieutenant Governor to request vote

BC Timber Sales’ operations on the North Island and Central Coast to be audited

The Forest Practices Board randomly chose the region to check for compliance to legislation

BC Ferries Sailing Cancellations

Prince Rupert - Haida Gwaii - Northern Adventure

Month-long water quality advisory still in effect for Rupert residents

The City of Prince Rupert recommends those with weakened immune systems boil water prior to use

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

First full day of B.C.’s election campaign begins amid COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and the Green party’s Sonia Furstenau criticized John Horgan’s decision

Most Read