Covid-19 Resources

Having difficulty thinking of fun activities to keep yourself and your family busy during social distancing? Enjoy this list of fun resources to educate, entertain and keep you and your family busy!

Creative Mornings
Creative Mornings: Virtual Edition

Podcast for Adults:
CBC podcasts Miscellaneous
Wild Thing: sends a veteran journalist after Bigfoot 
Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness 
Happier Podcast: ideas and tips for making your life happier
Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast
Stuff You Should Know

Postcasts for Children & Teens:
The Story Store
Peace Out
Tai Asks Why
Mic Drop
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Pinna: Free Trial
Podyssey: Podcasts to Entertain Your Kids
What If World

Science Activities & Videos for Children:
Ryan’s World: Science Experiments 
Physics Girl

MPCC’s Pinterest Boards – Crafts, Indoor/Outdoor Activities, etc…

Crafts for Children:
Local Artist @Scatterbee colouring sheets
Krokotak: Paper Crafts
Simple Paper Crafts
Tasty: Simple Recipes for Kids
Origami #1
Origami #2

Educational Resources for Children & Parents:
Ottawa Public Library: Storytime Resources
Canadian Children's Authors Read Their Own Books
Colossal List of Children's Activites and Free Subscriptions
Audible: Free Children's Stories while schools are closed
Government of Ontario: Learn At Home
Canadian Museum of Nature
Scholastic: Free Online Classes
Virtual Field Trips
Activities for Kids at Home
Kids Activity Blog: Free Subscriptions
Buzzfeed: Indoor Activities
10 Free Learning Websites
Free Educational Websites
Ottawa Public Library: E- and Audio-Books

Ressources Educatives Pour les Enfants et les Parents
Bingo Du Quartier
Gouvernement de L'Ontario: Apprendre à la Maison

Indoor Games & Activities for Children & Families:
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Just Dance
Fatherly: Indoor Games
Today's Parent: Indoor Games
MommyPoppins: Indoor Activities
Building a blanket fort #1 
Building a blanket fort #2 
Building a blanket fort #3 
Today's Parent: Indoor Games with limited space

Virtual Museum Tours:
Virtual Museum Tours #1
Virtual Museum Tours #2

Learn to…
Play Ukelele
Knit: Wool And The Gang 
Knit: Sheep And Stitch

Live Streams:
The Social Distancing Festival
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard preforms live at 7:00 PM 
The Arkells live music classes 
Josh Gad (Olaf) reads bedtime stories live
Live Concerts 

Live Cams:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
St John’s Newfoundland Harbour
Bald Eagle Nest Cam
Around the World

Clothing Swap:
Clear out your closet in preparation!

Stay Active (adults & seniors):
Hike Gatineau Park
Cycling Trails
Start your garden
Yoga with Adrien: All Levels
Yoga Anytime 
Chair Yoga 
Popsugar: Home Workouts
Fitness Blender: Home Workouts
Home Workouts #1
Home Workouts #2
Gymshark Live Workouts
Free and Zero-Equipment Classes

Self Care:
DIY Beauty Face Masks
Listen to Music 

News and Free Online Entertainment:
Berlin Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall
Online Ivy League Courses

For Major League Sports Addicts:
Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres – 2007 Playoffs, Game 7 Conference Finals
1972 Summit Series: Cold War on Ice Documentary
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Game 6
Game 7
Game 8

Baseball: Blue Jays
ALDS Game 5 (Jose Bautisa bat flip) 
1993 World Series Game 6
1992 World Series Game 6 

Football: Red Blacks
Ottawa Redblacks Grey Cup
2016 Grey Cup
1976 Grey Cup
1969 Grey Cup

Local Businesses who are open as of March 19, 2020:
Farm Boy: Hillside - modified hours, no delivery
Muckleston & Brockwell - modified hours, car-side delivery
Fraser's Cafe - take-out on Tuesdays and Fridays, call in advance
Scone Witch Beechwood - home delivery only, call and pay over the phone
Metro Beechwood - 8:00am - 8:00pm - online shopping and delivery available
Bibi's - take out or delivery only - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Bread & Roses - retail and wholesale only
Epicuria - delivery and curbside pick up only
The Works - take out or delivery only
Jacobson's - shop in person, delivery, telephone, online 
Ola Cocina - take out or delivery only
Dominion City Brewery - drive-thru pick up or free 24hr delivery
Mood Moss - call to pay over the telephone
Nature's Buzz - modified hours
Uber Eats - Free delivery on all orders, $10 off orders $30 or more
Mia's Indian Cuisine - take out only
Ottawa Organics - online only with delivery on Fridays
Walmart - shop in-person or online, free pick-up, delivery for a fee

Local Business who are closed:
Books on Beechwood
Red Door Provisions
Ministry of Coffee
Bridghead – order beans and pods online available
Ottawa Skin Clinic
Clocktower Brew Pub

Businesses Offering Seniors Only Hours from 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Farmboy: Hillside
Metro: Beechwood
Loblaws: McArthur
Independent: Montreal Road
Walmart: Trainyards

Prescription Deliveries
Guardian Drugs: Beechwood
Beechwood Whole Health Pharmacy
Costco Pharmacy Online

Home Delivery Options
Instacart - Staples, Superstore, Walmart, Loblaws, Shopper's Drug Mart and others.
Inabuggy - Metro, Costco, Petsmart, Loblaws, M&M, Canadian Tire and others

RRCRC Food Bank: 815 St. Laurent Blvd.
Users should come to the back of the building and wait for their food hamper in the parking lot.
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - serving residents using bay door
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - serving residents using bay door

Changes to Police Non-Urgent Services:
Ottawa City Police

Emergency Dental Care:

Phone Line for Isolated Seniors:
A Friendly Voice

Mental Health & Wellness for Parents & Children
Anxiety Canada: Coping with Coronavirus
Talking to Anxious Children about Coronavirus
Ottawa Distress Centre

COVID-19 Related Information & Updates:
Self Assessment Tool
Approved hard surface disinfectants
Corona Simulator: visual information
Ottawa Public Health
Ontario Ministy of Health
Government of Canada
CBC News
Maintain Good Health Amidst Social Isolation

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