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Meaghan Hommy is a fitness instructor at Cadence Spin and Movement Studio (normally), but when she got the call to stay home last week she found another way to stay active—and she’s sharing her workouts with anyone who has 40 minutes and internet access. Check out her Instagram page @quickmeg every weekday at noon for a livestreamed 40 minute HIIT workout. There’s no equipment needed, but Hommy says you can grab cans of pasta sauce, beans, or wine bottles for some extra weight (and you can drink the wine after). Her workouts are available for 24 hours after the stream, so #noexcuses, folks.
More Info: instagram.com/quickmeg
Restaurant rules and regulations are changing daily, but for now the province says it’s still cool to order takeout. The Breaking Bread initiative is a great resource for seeing which restaurants in B.C. and beyond are offering delivery, takeout and pick-up options, plus alternate ways to support independent restaurants during these difficult times. Local participants include Juke Fried Chicken (pictured above), Nuba, Belgard Kitchen, Nook, and Fable Diner.
More Info: breakingbreadnow.com
The regular Thursday night comedy show Jokes Please! is still going strong, but remotely. Host Ross Dauk is presenting this stand-up spectacular on Youtube, so comedians have the added challenge of performing without an audience. Show your support by commenting and subscribing, instead—or, if you live near Little Mountain Gallery, laugh out your window.
More Info: facebook.com/jokespleaseshow
Can’t stop, won’t stop this power pack of drag artists: Bratpack is “bouncing back” together with a livestreamed drag show. With the closure of local bars, many drag artists have lost their primary source of income, and they’re asking that you make it rain virtually on their Gofundme site (all the donations will be split evenly). It’s all the fun of a live drag show with none of that mysterious glitter you find days later.
More Info: instagram.com/bratpackforever
Give your Netflix account a break and scroll through the National Film Board of Canada‘s picks instead. There’s plenty of comedies, dramas, animations and documentaries to get you through—we found a 16-minute doc called Wild in the City that shows how different animals have adapted to living in Vancouver. If you’ve spent so much time indoors that you forget what a pigeon looks like, this is the 16-minute commitment you’ve been looking for.
More Info: nfb.ca