Many of us enjoy going to our local Canada Day celebrations, being out in our communities, and celebrating our country together.
While this holiday might look a bit different for us this year, there are many ways we can all still celebrate safely!
Lots of cities are taking the celebrations virtual. The Government of Canada even has an entire webpage dedicated to virtual celebrations, and Canada Day Celebration kits with activity themes!
No matter how you are celebrating Canada Day this year, remember to keep a safe social distance, at least 2m from other people. Stay safe and healthy, and have fun!
Hey everyone, check out this special edition of the Laurel posAbilities Newsletter — and keep an eye out for Roy’s experiences with our community support on page 2! Way to go, guys!
Hey everyone, the Province has
posted BC’s Restart Plan to their website. As well as having great resources, it talks about:
Protective measures we’ve taken in B.C. have made a difference The next stage of our challenge How we’ll keep transmission low How we’ll start getting people back to work (including details on “Phases 1 to 4”) Some next steps to make life a little easier How we’ll keep taking care of each other The little things make a big difference
You can also download the plan as a PDF. Check it out!
Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later
called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register today here.
This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hey everyone, a local Kelowna distillery is giving away free sanitizer this Saturday between 12-5 pm – you can check out details
PLEASE NOTE: The distillery has modified processes for the giveaway this weekend following unanticipated demand, please
check out the changes.
Hey everyone, Jackie came across this news today: Telus is waiving fees for internet use for those on low income, as part of the Telus for Good program.
Check it out.
Hey everyone, the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is offering virtual streaming concerts – and they’ve started posting them to YouTube here!
Have someone in your life who likes classical music? Hop on the phone, hit “play” at the same time, and watch a “virtual symphony” concert together.
Plan Institute is circulating their Staying Connected Newsletter by email and they are focusing on practical tips to stay connected with others.
Check out their first 5 tips:
UPDATE (March 26): You can sign up directly for the newsletter here:
https://plan.ca/ On the right side of the page, you will see a signup box for “Special Newsletter” to fill in your information.
Hey everyone, the Sprout Film Festival is going virtual! Check it out:
Please enjoy this free full-screen playlist of 10 popular short films, featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from our Sproutflix catalogue.
Email: Anthony Di Salvo, Founder & Executive Director, Sprout. March 19, 2020.
this link to see the playlist.