WATCH: Kelowna songwriters release health care workers video tribute

WATCH: Kelowna songwriters release health care workers video tribute

The couple recently asked for selfies from frontline workers to include in the music video

Kelowna couple Jim and Kim Rhindress put out an ask for selfies from health care workers to include in a music video.

Now, the song and video are finished.

Titled “Health Care Heroes”, the song was recorded in Kelowna and Vernon’s Silk Road Studio created the video using footage of the couple and the hundreds of selfies of health care workers.

The song came about after one of Jim’s friends asked online if anyone would sing a tribute song for frontline workers. Kim said they were very proud of what they did and hope the song resonates with other people as well.

The couple said they were overwhelmed by the response they received when they first asked for photos.

“Photos poured in from all over the world as far away as Berlin, Toronto, Boston and Nunavut. It has really struck a chord with so many people who feel helpless right now and want to honour those on the frontlines fighting this disease,” they said.

Kim said they received more photos than they could use in the video and are currently still receiving more, so they created a Facebook group called “COVID Health Care Heroes” where people can continue to post photos of their personal heroes.

The Rhindresses said they don’t have an upcoming project planned quite yet, but they know they want to work on another song to thank frontline workers.

“Inspiration comes in different ways, and I know we certainly have the time right now,” Kim said.

“Having worked as a surgical nurse at KGH for 17 years, I still hear from a lot of my friends about what’s going on at the hospital and how hard it can be. So we want to continue to give back,” Jim said.

If you know others who are giving back and helping those in need during this critical time, send us an email and let us know!

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Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
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