If we want to flatten the curve when it comes to COVID-19 here in Revelstoke, then we all need to do our part by practicing social distancing. BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has defined social distancing, saying people should stay a finger-tip-to-finger-tip distance (about six feet) away from people outside of their immediate family.
So what’s a person to do while social distancing? Here’s a list of activities, including local content, you can still participate in:
Channel your inner artist
There’s something incredibly therapeutic about art, even if you think you aren’t very good at it. So go ahead, grab some paper, pencils, pens, paintbrushes, or whatever art supplies you happen to have lying around and get creative.
Virtual museum tour
Make a music playlist
Make a play list of all the band’s who were scheduled to play in Revelstoke. Here’s a few to start: Metallica Master of Justice, Del Barber, Muriel Buckley, Majesty Funk Band, Pineo & Loeb and Belvedere.
Check out virtual galleries & museums of the world
Head over to artsandculture.google.com where you can read about the construction of the Statue of Liberty, take a peek at Frida Kahlo’s diary, take tour of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and much more.
Read a book
Now is the perfect time to start that novel you’ve been wanting to dive into. Don’t have anything to read? You can also visit orl.bc.ca (you’ll need a library card) or gutenberg.org for a selection of electronic books.
Stream a wildlife live camera
Now’s the perfect time to try whip up a batch of cookies, try your hand at cake decorating or teach the littles in your house to follow a basic recipe.
Plan your garden
Seasoned gardeners know the thrill of excitement that comes with plotting out a plan for their flowers and vegetables. What would your dream garden include?
Learn something new
Open Culture offers a selection of free courses from some of the world’s top universities. There’s also a selection of lectures from Margaret Atwood, Michael Foucault and Carl Sagan.
Make a trashion show inspired outfit
Make an outfit using only materials you find in the recycling bin or garbage, then post a picture of your creation on social media.
Check on your vulnerable friends
Chances are you know someone who fits the criteria of being vulnerable to COVID-19 whether it’s due to health issues or age. Now’s a good time to check in on them and see how they’re holding up.
Revelstoke, what activities are you partaking in while practicing social distancing? Let us know in the comments below.