Community-led Initiatives to Take Part in From Home

Vancouver is powered by people, and this week we’ve lived up to our collaborative reputation with an amazing show of creative community-led initiatives, from within the city, and even from across Canada as a whole. As we practice social distancing, here are some community-based actions to get you through this time, whether you need groceries, a work-out or just a daily dose of cuteness, we’ve got you covered.

Game-changing live workout sessions

Lululemon will be keeping Vancouverites moving with daily workouts and chill-outs. Over the next few weeks, head to their Instagram stories for daily doses of active content.


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A brand new film festival

Artistic Canadians have announced The Quarantine International Film Festival, a fun way for those in isolation to be creative within the means of their surroundings. The festival hosts are asking creators to submit their films by April 1. Once entries have been vetted, 10 films from around the globe will be available for viewing on the QIFF Youtube Channel.


Community support in action

Vancouverites are supporting each other on Facebook with a Coming Together group where people can post offers to help or else ask for something they need. Community members are coming together with strong solidarity, offering advice, and fulfilling requests.

Getting social, from a distance

An artist, whose musicals were cancelled, has created The Social Distancing Festival, an online hub of live streaming to showcase the work of the many artists from around the world.

Don’t forget about our local live cams

Need a cuteness break? Who doesn’t? Lucky for us, Vancouver has not one, but three sets of live cams for your home-viewing pleasure. Have a peek at Grouse’s cozy Bear Den cam to catch Grinder and Coola enjoying their winter snooze. If you’re looking for something more active, Vancouver Aquarium has multiple cams that allow us to enjoy the splash-happy antics of penguins and otters. Lastly, if you want to catch some baby action over the coming weeks, keep your eyes peeled on the Hancock Wildlife cams for nesting eagles. We’re eager to see the hatchlings and their progress from tiny chicks to fully-fledged birds.

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