We are Lynn Valley Strong, and we are not just moving on but moving together.
That is the message Nicole Byrom, Hayley Walker, and Brianna Giles from the local RnB Dance are hoping to spread as they prepare for a flash mob dance with COVID-19 protocols at the Lynn Valley Village.
This event will be held outside the Lynn Valley Library on Sunday, April 11, from 11 am to 4 pm.
“Our community is strong and resilient but we have been shaken deeply. The goal and vision for this video is to help heal and lift the community through music and dance,” says Nicole Byrom, a long-time resident of Lynn Valley.
“I have lived in Lynn Valley my entire life and the events that occurred here over the past couple of weeks have been devastating. Our community will always carry and hold high those affected on March 27th in our hearts. We support and stand by their side always,” she says.
The event is being scheduled in 15-minute time slots, which gives enough time to record the short dance sequence and safely move people through to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols.
“We are hosting 15-minute time slots over 5 hours to allow for groups to safely arrive. We will have place markings on the ground to show safe spots – 6ft apart, again to ensure the layers of safety are followed. Masks will be worn,” she said.
Those interested can sign up here https://signup.com/go/HrNpQjM
The clips of the dance will be weaved together into a video, played to the song ‘Soundwave’ by Trevor Guthrie, a local singer and songwriter, and will be posted on YouTube when complete.
Byrom says she grew up in Lynn Valley and the event is to a reminder to the community this is still a safe, strong place for all community members.