Looking for something to do to beat the boredom of physical distancing? In-person events have been cancelled to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to do. Event organizers are taking advantage of technology to offer everything from dance parties to crafts online! Here’s our monthly virtual event wrap up for April that we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to add some fun back into your daily routine.
Sunny Side Up: A Good Egg Records virtual concert series
Are you missing live music? You’re in luck because Good Egg Records is hosting a virtual concert series spanning five days starting on April 3rd. All you need to do is “like” the pages of the artists you want to watch perform and then tune into their pages at the dates and times listed on the Facebook event page. A $5 donation/cover is suggested via e-transfer or PayPal but the organizers say it’s okay if you’re not in a position to support the artists financially!
Dates: April 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Location: Facebook Live via musician’s pages
Physically distance yourself, grab your good luck charm, and get ready to play radio bingo with CFUR 88.7. Call 778-693-2387 and press 4 to buy your CFURadio bingo paper for $2.00. Safe mail delivery can be arranged if you buy your bingo sheets before 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 2nd. Each sheet has three cards for three games. On April 3rd, tune into CFUR 88.7 to play. Call the station number when you have a bingo and they’ll confirm your bingo over the phone and ask you to mail in your sheet. You can win a CFURadiothon swag pack, original Prince George rock merch, art, comic books, or $100. All proceeds from this event will support the CFURadio Youth Academy and help upgrade aging broadcast equipment.
Date: April 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Tune into 88.7 FM
Digital Mirage online music festival
Get ready to dance the weekend away with the Digital Mirage online music festival. Digital Mirage is bringing the electronic music world together for a weekend online. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to help support musicians and music creatives who are dealing with financial instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dates: April 3-5
Various local businesses, organizations, and individuals have started offering their cooking, art, and fitness classes online. So why not take advantage of them to learn a new hobby or get your body moving?
- Virtual cooking classes: It’s all about coffee and food is offering a variety of cooking classes online at discounted prices. You can also register for a mini keto session via Zoom, Facetime, or Skype.
- Virtual art classes: Watts Art Academy is offering everything from watercolour to mark making classes virtually. You can opt to have a supply kit delivered anywhere in the Prince George area or shipped at current Canada Post rates. The Two Rivers Gallery is hosting Sunday Open Studios every Sunday in April at 1:00 pm. Watch their Facebook page for details. If you’ve always wanted to take pottery lessons, now might be a good time. Carlson Pottery is offering online classes starting April 2nd.
- Yoga: There’s no need to let your yoga practice slide! Chinook Yoga, Yoga PG , and Sunset Studio are offering live-streamed and mini-classes via Facebook Live and other online platforms for free or a small fee. You can also check out Yoga in the Greenhouse with Lacey, which is being offered multiple times in April.
- Fitness classes: Fitness instructors in Prince George and from other communities are stepping up to offer free classes in the wake of gyms closing. Become a member of Zumba with Sandra (virtual) and Pound via Zoom and get your dance on.
Dates: Check links above for details
Location: Check links above for details
The Prince George Public Library goes virtual
The Prince George Public Library has moved its events to Facebook Live and Google Hangouts. Join them throughout April for clothing crafts for kids, story time, adult ukulele jam sessions, and more.
Dates: Various in April
Location: Facebook Live or Google Hangouts
Explore your history
The Exploration Place is currently closed, but you can still learn with them. Join them every day at 10:00 am on their Facebook page for animal visits, science demos, and more. You can also explore the history of Prince George through their online exhibits. The Railway and Forestry Museum is also closed to the public until further notice but is offering virtual exhibits via its website, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and its newly launched YouTube channel. There’s no better time like the present to learn about the past!
Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Social media platforms and websites
Participate in the #heartsofpg movement
Join a local movement that has gone international: Hearts of PG. Get your crafting supplies out or anything you have on hand, create some hearts and put them in your window to show people that we are all still connected even though we can’t physically spend time with each other right now. Make sure to post pictures of your hearts in the Hearts of PG Facebook page using #heartsofpg.
Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Your home and the Hearts of PG Facebook page
Watch for event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have a virtual event you want us to share? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.