Espanola businesses and service agencies, as well as members of the wider public, are invited to take part in a Salute to Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre staff, patients and residents.

T-Bell Transport Fleet Manager, Tasha Rajotte, says the company wants to provide an opportunity for the community to say thank you while following COVID-19 protocols including physical distancing and no gathering of large groups.

Rajotte says everyone will meet on Sunday morning at 9:45 am at the Red McCarthy Memorial Ballfields on the Queensway Avenue.

She expects the parade will begin around 10:15 am once all the vehicles are lined up.

She stresses onlookers should also maintain social distancing if watching the event.

The route will be from the ballfields to the hospital turn around and back with a quick dispersal of participants.