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Everything is looking a little different these days.

We are spending a lot more time at home and realizing just how important having a safe space is. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. We say luxury right now because currently, basic human rights such as housing are not being met for all Edmontonians. 

While we continue to house families and individuals experiencing homelessness, we thought we would take some time to help out our amazing friends, customers, clients and housing workers who are at home and not sure what to do. 

We have compiled a list of all the cool things you can do during these trying times. Here we go:

1. Take a virtual tour of a U.S. National Parkhttps://techcrunch.com/2016/08/25/google-now-lets-you-explore-u-s-national-parks-via-360-degree-virtual-tours/

2. Sims 4 is only $5 for a limited time. Talk about nostalgia!https://www.businessinsider.com/the-sims-4-is-on-sale-due-to-coronavirus-2020-3?fbclid=IwAR2UZMcoyisJ6IlRxUSCoZi4X6zHOuXqnvNELIZ5GgVb1oTEVIZvkRS9JFU

3. Here is a list of all the educational site offering free subscriptions due to school closureshttps://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

4. Have a virtual movie night with Netflix Partyhttps://www.netflixparty.com/

5. Support local businesses by shopping online. We have a pretty cool website. Just sayin'. https://findedmonton.com/collections/all-products-1

6. Work outhttps://www.cbc.ca/life/wellness/these-are-the-free-no-equipment-online-fitness-classes-you-need-right-now-1.5500751

7. Meditate - www.calm.com

8. Attend virtual church services.

9. Host a virtual dinner party on Zoom or Facetime. 

10. Learn a new language. This website offers free online courses to learn Creehttps://www.ats-group.net/learning/language-learn-cree.html There are also apps like Duolingo that are fun and easy to use. 

11. Living with ADHD and not sure how to navigate during this time? Check out https://www.additudemag.com/ for resources. 

12. Practice self carehttps://tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/

13. Take in a Broadway Showhttps://www.broadwayhd.com/

14. Read. Some stores are offering free delivery - https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/edmonton-bookshop-offering-free-delivery-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.4859243

15. Play a board game.

16. Take up a new hobby like knitting or crochet. Donate what you make to local shelters. 

17. Watch some hockey - United Sport & Cycle is keeping the hockey season alive with live streams of NHL 20. Check it out on their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/UnitedSport1928/

18. Make some of those recipes you've saved and never got to.

19. Donate to your local food bank or shelter. 

20. Make some fun TikTok videos. 

21. Listen to a local Podcast. 

22. Learn a new dance. YouTube has tons of tutorials. 

23. Make some sick beats at Patatap.

24. Spring cleaning! Get those donations ready for local agencies.

25. Learn something new at Coursera

26. Learn some sweet magic tricks - https://www.goodtricks.net/

27. Get some take out or delivery from one of the amazing local restaurants in Edmonton. 

28. Rearrange your space.

29. Build a fort.

30. Write a letter to a friend or family member. 

31. Do a puzzle.

32. DANCE PARTY! We suggest the top hits of the 2000s. Did someone say Macarena? 

33. Make a music playlist and share it with your friends.

34. Draw.

35. Paint your nails.

36. Clean your windows. Easy solution: Sunlight dish soap, vinegar and water. Use newspaper to wipe clean.  

37. Upcycle a piece of furniture. Pinterest has some pretty cool ideas.

38. Clean up your shoes. They probably need a good scrubbing.

39. Make a photo book.

40. Put together a care package for someone in need. 

41. Hop on Buzzfeed and take a quiz or two. Don't pretend you don't care about what vegetable you are based on your interior design choices. 

42. Take a virtual Disneyland ridehttps://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/watch-disney-rides-on-youtube

43. Visit a museum (virtually)https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/virtual-tours-canada-museums_ca_5e7275c2c5b6eab77941338d

44. Tag us in a photo of your favorite "FIND" on social media - @findyeg

45. Relive the epic 2019 Raptor's Championship run on TSN & Sportsnet. Starts March 20. 

46. See how the bears hibernate and get some tipshttps://www.grousemountain.com/webcam-winter/bear-den-cam

47. Create a gallery wall in your homehttps://findedmonton.com/blogs/news/gallery-walls-the-perfect-way-to-display-your-favourite-art

48.Neil Gaiman has you covered with stuff he thinks is coolhttps://www.neilgaiman.com/Cool_Stuff

49. Banff Mountain Film Festival Films Online for Freehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1X4Uj9NaXuC1q4srCGZIOAlrqWUrXO2Hu/view

50. Check out the entire NASA cataloghttps://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/

51. Lonely Planet has released a bunch of really cool virutal tours from around the worldhttps://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/virtual-tours-travel-destinations?fbclid=IwAR0XMtvabd5WSmGkvVzqB0HHeXeF1DJq_P3XFC8ZPBSR_vnhZQQURxe5gPs&utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=paid+social&utm_source=facebook

52. Do a Pub Quiz from the comfort of your own home  -https://www.ladbible.com/community/interesting-company-live-streams-pub-quiz-during-social-distancing-20200319?source=facebook

53. Take a tour of the NHL Hall of Famehttp://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=25206

54. Much Music posted all the of Intimate and Interactive performances (does it make us old that we actually saw these in real time?) - http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=25206

55. Spread some joy and chalk up your side walk with positive messages for people who are out getting some fresh air.

56. Learn the Law. The Supreme Court is offering all kinds of (fun) reading - https://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/supreme-court-offers-light-reading-for-house-bound-canadians-during-covid-19-crisis/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1585082793

57. Do some I SPY with these awesome printable testswww.papertraildesign.com 

58. Michelin-Star Chef Massimo Bottura Is Offering Free Cooking Lessons On His Instagramhttps://secretmiami.com/massimo-bottura-instagram-classes/

59. Catch up on your WWE for freehttps://watch.wwe.com/

60.  Visit the zoo from the comfort of your own homehttps://www.assiniboinepark.ca/zoo/home/plan-your-visit/upcomingevents

 61. Get that Ivy League education you've always wanted with free courses Harvard, Yale and morehttps://curiocity.com/edmonton/lifestyle/learn-for-free-with-online-courses-from-yale-harvard-and-more/?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-curiocityedmonton&utm_content=later-6060647&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram

62. Take in a local show from your couchwww.starlitesessions.com

63. Metallica is streaming shows every Monday on their YouTube and Facebook channels

64. Fred Penner is doing a live stream on March 29th at 2pm CST on his Facebook & Instagram! Check it out!

65. Learn how to play an instrument through Fender Guitars. They are offering three months of free lessons - https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/

66. Not safe for kids: Play Cards Against Humanity with your friends virtually! - https://www.ladbible.com/technology/technology-you-can-now-play-cards-against-humanity-online-with-your-mates-20200328

67. More concerts to watch from the comfort of your own home - https://curiocity.com/calgary/entertainment/another-list-of-quarantine-concerts-you-can-watch-online-this-week-2/?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-curiocityedmonton&utm_content=later-6175841&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram

68. Have Dolly Parton read you a bed time story -https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/books/article/21125375/international-treasure-dolly-parton-will-now-read-us-bedtime-stories

69. Adopt a grandparenthttps://www.iheart.com/content/2020-03-26-nursing-home-lets-you-adopt-a-lonely-grandparent-in-isolation/#.Xn6y2nW4Y7I.facebook

70. Do a daily quiz with Jimmy Carrhttps://secretldn.com/jimmy-carr-lockdown-quiz/

71. Hang out with a koala or twohttps://koala.net/

72. Live stream some shows from the Met Operahttps://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/?utm_source=operastreams&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=1920_misc

73. Take a (virtual) trip to Vancouverhttps://www.insidevancouver.ca/2020/03/30/virtuallyvancouver-travel-worthy-experiences-from-our-city-to-wherever-you-may-be/?utm_source=Lnk_bio&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=Lnk_bio_referrals&utm_content=virtuallyvancouver

74. Take a free stress management course through Shoppers Drug Mart until June 15 - https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/home

75. Vancouver didn't do it for ya? Try a tour of Montrealhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/city-vacations/montreal-virtual-tour

76. Recreate your favorite piece of art with stuff you have at homehttps://www.sadanduseless.com/recreated-art/#.XoVmQmNun2w.facebook

77. Listen to Samuel L. Jackson read you a book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUakLzaboMo&feature=youtu.be

 

 

We will continue to update this list as cool new ways to pass time pop up. Make sure to check back often! 

 

Stay safe, practice social distancing and be well. 

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