Fun and Positive things to do during COVID-19 in Calgary

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

During this time of social distancing and staying at home, it may seem like there aren’t many things to do. But there are many positive and fun things that are still happening in Calgary that you can participate!

  1. The City of Calgary has Drive-By Birthdays where Calgary Fire Department will drive by your house in trucks with flashing lights and sirens to help you celebrate your birthday! Although this isn’t always guaranteed given that the crews may be called to assist at an emergency. For more information, visit https://calgary.ca/CSPS/cema/Pages/birthday-surprise.aspx?redirect=/birthdaysurprise
  2. Alberta Health Services has a service called ‘Patient Well Wishes’ where you are able to brighten the day of a friend / family member currently in hospital by sending them a message. Your kind words of encouragement will be delivered by the staff and/or volunteers of Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health facilities. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/wellwishes.aspx
  3. Join a virtual concert held by Revv52! Revv52 is a local Calgarian choir who often host concerts at the Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University but due to COVID-19, they have been posting videos of their concerts held virtually! Take a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdDOK_PcCH4
  4. Order meal kits from local Calgarian restaurants and make your favourite meals at home! Restaurants such as Joey’s or Brekkie have meal kits that include ingredients as  well as instructions on how to create their signature meals. They even have video instructions!
    1. https://brekkiecafe.square.site/
    2. https://joeyrestaurants.com/meal-kits

As Calgary is slowly opening and relaunching, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread and continue to follow public health measures, practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and continue acting responsibly. For more information on this, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx