For All Ages
Brush up your Soccer Skills – Join Whitecaps Coach Bart Choufour and possibly even a few players on an online soccer skills clinic, Live or on YouTube.
Learn to Play the Guitar – Take free lessons from Fender. Choose your own learning path: acoustic, electric guitar or bass -> Rock, Blues or Pop. Bite-size lessons, free up to three months.
Read a Rare Book – It’s the Internet Archive to the rescue. The group has created what it calls a National Emergency Library, removing any waitlist on more than 1.4 million books until June 30, or the end of the national pandemic.
Listen to a Prize-Winning Book – Audible is providing audio editions of 10 of Canada’s acclaimed Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning books.
The Show Must Go On! The Globe Theatre is offering free streaming of some of the best Shakespeare productions they have offered in the past.
Design your Own Theme Park – Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.
Colour and Sing-along – Tune in to Crayola for some free craft ideas and colouring pages and maybe even sing along in their live events.
Do Science Experiments – Science World has hundreds of free activities for kids to try out using common household materials.
Read, Think and Learn – Scholastic is offering complimentary digital subscriptions to support children, parents and educators.
Food & Beverage
Learn to Cook – Kitchen Quarantine with Three-Star Michelin Chef
Buy Groceries While Supporting Local Businesses – Several restaurants have shifted their services, now offering pantry essentials and grocery staples alongside ready-made meals to take more, in addition to selling wine and beer. Kill two birds with one stone.
Support a Local Restaurant and Food Bank – Say Mercy Staff Meals.
Make a Cocktail – Fully loaded Cocktail Kits delivered straight to your door.
Pickup from the Curbside
- Lululemon has some great videos for sweat sessions and mindfulness practices.
- Peloton is offering a free 90 day trial for their at-home workouts.
- Nike’s “play inside” campaign is full of amazing tools and challenges to keep the whole family fit and busy.