Virtual Recreation

 

In the wake of COVID-19 physical distancing, the Town of Gravenhurst aims to continue to provide ideas and activities which encourage active living for all ages and abilities. 

The Virtual Recreation page was created to help bring the residents of Gravenhurst together while respecting social distancing at home. This page hosts a collection of online fitness and activity programs, health and wellness resources, and virtual experiences and attractions.

Have a virtual experience or activity to add?

Help keep the content fresh and up-to-date! We would love the community to participate and submit content that could be enjoyed by others. Local businesses, groups, and organizations who have developed online or non-traditional programming are encouraged to provide details using the online form. Complimentary and fee-based activities are welcome.

Submit your ideas here!

Upcoming Holiday/Important Date: Earth Day April 22nd!
 History of Earth Day
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. For more history facts, visit www.earthday.org/history/
 Ideas & Activities

Earth Day Activity Kit items:
Colouring Pages 
Pine Cone Bird Feeder 
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Activities/Crafts

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 
15 Worthwhile Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day
50 Earth Day Activities for Kids
15 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Kids 
9 Easy Environmental Activities 
Earth Day Crafts from Recycled Materials  
30 Crafts and Activities Using Upcycled Materials 
10 Fun Activities for Families 

Earth Day Contest

Will you be doing an Earth Day Activity with your child(ren)/family this week? Be sure to take a photo and you could win $50 in Gravenhurst Downtown Dollars! It's easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Colour an Earth Day themed colouring page, create a craft using recycled materials or do something good for the environment.

2. Take a photo.

3. Send it to Nicole (nicole.gray@gravenhurst.ca) to be entered into a random draw to win 1 of 3 $50 Downtown Dollar prizes! (Please note: prizes will be available for pickup once the Stay At Home  Order is lifted).

Contest closes Sunday April 25th at 12pm so be sure to get your photos in! Winners will be announced Monday April 26th on the Town Facebook page. 

 Health & Wellness

YFitness
YWell
Fitness Blender
Healthy Lunch Recipes
At Home Yoga - Do Yoga With Me
Canada's National Ballet School
Wellness Resources
WISE Mobile Active Living Centre (55+) 
Delicious & Easy Homecooked Recipes for Families 

 Kids Zone

YPlay
Yoga for Beginners (3-5 years old) 
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Active for Life
Canada's National Ballet School
Story Hive Yoga (8 to pre-teen)
50 Fun Activities for Kids
Nature Activities
Recycle Insect Crafts
Dancing for Kids
Virtual Story Time, Gravenhurst Public Library (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am via Facebook) 
Kitchen Science Experiments
Cooking with Kids
STEM Activities - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
DIY Crafts with Common Household Items
Jumpstart - Play From Home
Moon and Back - 101 Fun Activities to Do with Kids at Home

 Virtual Experiences
 Canada
Canada's Wonderland Virtual Roller Coaster 
Toronto Zoo - Zoo to You
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada - Live Cameras
Canadian Farm Tours 
Online Ocean
Algonquin Park 
Banff National Park Webcams
Canadian Polar Bear Habitat
Casa Loma
Disneyland & Disney World 
Parks Canada
Niagara Falls
Disney's Happily Ever After Fireworks Show
Disney's Magic Happens Parade
Royal Ontario Museum 
Canadian Museum of History
Discovery Education
Art Gallery of Ontario
Mars 
Parliament Hill
Canada's Top Online Attractions
 International

Iconic U.S. National Parks
Machu Picchu, Peru
Taj Mahal, India
Giant's Causeway, Ireland
Sydney Opera House, Australia
7 Wonder's of the World
Vatican, Rome
Tokyo, Japan
Stonehenge, United Kingdom 
The Best of Dubai

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