Photo supplied by: Sharon Yon
A Campbell River woman wants to bring people from all over Vancouver Island together, while still remaining apart.
In a time of physical distancing and self-isolation, Sharon Yon is encouraging you to place a heart, or multiple, on your front window to show solidarity.
Once you do so, she’s asking you to take a photo of your creation and submit it to her “Hearts of Vancouver Island” Facebook page.
This way, the hearts will not only be displayed to those passing by, but to those online as well.
Launched just six days ago, her page continues to gain momentum while submissions keep rolling in.
She first got the idea for the campaign from a woman in Prince George and thought “we all could benefit from something like this here.”
“It touched my heart,” Yon says. “I miss my children, granddaughter, family and friends. It can help us all keep in touch and gives us some positivity in these uncertain times.”
While photos of hearts in front windows are most popular, she says inspiring messages and hearts of all kinds, not just in a window, are also welcome.
“I am a local photographer and have posted some of my heart photos taken in nature. A sunset heart photo, a heart in a dragonfly wing, a heart in a Humpback whales spout. I just want us to all come together as a race, near and far. We are all in this together,” Yon adds.
To view heart submissions or to submit a photo of your own, visit “Hearts of Vancouver Island” on Facebook.