From dance parties to cocktail evenings, paint nights to trivia, dinner parties to online bingo, many social events you are used to attending have experienced a dramatic change in venue.  However, staying home doesn’t mean we have to miss spending quality ‘face’ time with friends and family.  They are simply moving online.

The concept of online events is not new.  ‘Dyed in the wool’ gamers have long been playing with others with traditional games like Minecraft, racing against each other and even playing team online darts.  But because of COVID-19, everyone is starting to discover how they can be together apart online. And these activities come with some benefits…you don’t need to dress up, there are no long waits to get into an event or to get an Uber or cab and when you are done for the night you are only steps away from your own bed.

We have compiled some sites to provide you with some great ideas, for your own event along with the necessary tools to help you do it.

Activities Daily Plans Kids

Virtual Summer Camps

Summer camp is an adventure that many kids participate in yearly.  Whether it is a day camp or a sleepover camp, these are days spent learning new skills, making new friends and creating great memories. This year, camp may look a little different.  In many places across the country, “in-person”...
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Let’s get out on the water this summer

Although summer hasn’t officially arrived, the warm weather definitely has us being outside and looking to be more active.  As the different parts of our country start to open up, we still need to ensure we are practicing healthy habits, such as physical distancing. Boating is a great summer activity...
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Virtual Celebrations for Canada Day

July 1st…Canada Day…this is one of the biggest days Canadians celebrate each year.  Fireworks, parades, music concerts, barbeques, picnics, festivals, this is the day as families and communities we gather together and celebrate. This year our celebration will look a bit different as many cities are moving their celebrations online...
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Activities Tours

The Halifax Bomber Tour

We have such a rich history here in Canada and there are many museums available to share this history with us. Most summers, we get the opportunity to explore these different museums across Canada and learn new pieces of our history.  This summer may be different with virtual tours taking...
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Inviting Family or Friends to Dinner Doesn’t Need to be a Puzzle!

Before you decide what is the best way to enjoy dinner with friends and family, you must decide the online communication format that works best for you to call everyone to dinner. Whether it be Skype, Zoom, Google Hang-outs, Facebook Messenger Rooms, or any other favorite app that you might...
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Mother’s Day!!

With Mother's Day just around the corner, wouldn’t it be nice to send that special person your message without having to go to your local card shop or pharmacy to find that special piece of cardboard? Wait!! You don’t have to. There are many online options available to get that...
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Family Games & Activities

We are always looking for different ways to stay busy with different activities.  While there are many options with the traditional board games and card games, sometimes you want something different.  This is where puzzles and dominos are great.  They are activities that will keep you and/or your child(ren) busy...
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Classic Card Games

One of my fondest memories of summer vacation is the card games my family would play at night.  As we got older, the competitiveness of the card games would increase.  Now when we get together for family vacations, the next generation is joining us with the nightly card games, bringing...
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Activities Kids Physical Activity

Staying Active Inside the House

The warm spring weather is returning, allowing us many opportunities to get outside and be active while enjoying the sun. However, there are also many rainy days where we are stuck inside. Here are a few different ideas that you can do with your child(ren) on these rainy days to...
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Keeping Busy During the Day

One of the challenges parents face when home all day, is keeping their child(ren) and themselves busy.  And busy with a variety of different activities.  We all like variety, and doing the same thing each day can become  monotonous.   If you are struggling with new ideas, here are a...
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Getting Together With Friends … at a distance

Many people are adapting their regular socializing with friends and neighbours to fit the current situation and still having cocktail and dinner parties. This article will provide some great information about how to organize your own cocktail party https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a31902031/virtual-happy-hour-cocktail-party-ideas/ Virtual dinner parties have recently taken off, and there are a...
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Trivia

The word trivia refers to unimportant things…trivial in nature. But for many people the game of Trivia if far from trivial.  It got a huge revival through the board game trivial pursuit and today, games of trivia are played at parties, in bars and pretty much anywhere a group of...
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The Right Platform for Your Event

There are a number of platforms through which to handle your event. We have collected a few that are the most command and offer basic free services. Some offer a more robust, paid version which provides extended time and increased numbers of guests you can invite. Zoom: The Zoom platform...
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