Richmond teachers received gifts from a local hotel to mark Teachers Appreciation Day.
According to an online survey conducted by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, 83 per cent of teachers are experiencing worsening mental health conditions since the pandemic began.
To make sure teachers are reminded they are being recognized for their hard work, staff from five Accent Inns in B.C. visited local schools in Richmond, Burnaby, Kamloops, Victoria and Kelowna to show their appreciation for the work teachers have done during the pandemic.
Educators received gift baskets with custom bubble baths and Accent Inns rubber ducks with discount codes for their next stay.
B.C. school staff were also entered into a giveaway where one teacher and their entire faculty for a two-night complimentary stay at an Accents Inn.
“School workers are heroes in our communities and they all need a well-deserved getaway,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns.
“We wanted to take the time to thank B.C. teachers and school workers for all their hard work, especially during this pandemic. We love you!”