Community Stories

Spend time together, even far apart

April 09, 2020

Daily, we hear reminders to stay home and keep our distance, but keeping connections to family, friends and neighbours is still important to keep our spirits up and our hearts happy.

While we can’t meet face to face right now, we can be grateful for the many opportunities to stay connected and enjoy time together with people across the street, across town, or across the globe.

Birthdays, holidays and other celebrations may not look the same right now – but that doesn’t mean we can’t make lasting memories with those we love most. There are shining examples of this being shared in our community and online already. We’ve heard tales of countless drive-by birthday parades, online coffee dates and window visits, just to name a few. This is the show of love and support that will surely get us through this crisis, but not everything has to be a grand gesture. Window decorations, hand-made postcards or surprise ice cream deliveries can be a great way to brighten someone’s day and make a connection.

As we come up to a long weekend which might otherwise have been spent around a table with extended family and friends, pull up a laptop, a chair and a bowl of snacks, and enjoy some virtual time together, instead. Whether it’s a family video chat or a virtual game night, get together with the ones you love this weekend.

Turkey pants optional.