The City of Richmond has launched an online hub to help residents of all ages access a variety of free, virtual activities.
Richmond Connects aims at ensuring residents remain “supported, active and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a release from the city.
The hub offers, for example, live-streamed fitness classes, virtual tours, book clubs, wellness resources, movie screenings, public art engagements and stay-at-home challenges.
Some highlights include:
- Anti-Boredom Challenges (ABCs): Released bi-weekly, these simple, quirky and creative challenges are geared towards school-aged children and require minimal to no equipment.
- Special events: While there are currently restrictions on events in B.C., many have or are being adapted to a virtual experience, including Doors Open Richmond, Pride Week 2020 and more.
- Reliable resources: A collection of resources from trusted agencies and organizations, such as the City of Richmond Physical Literacy Team, Active for Life, ParticipACTION and Walk Richmond.
- Virtual tours: Some facilities are being brought to you with online virtual tours including the Britannia Shipyards, Steveston Tram and the Richmond Art Gallery.
- Fitness at Your Fingertips: Join some of your favourite fitness coordinators and instructors as they offer virtual and live-streamed classes.
If posting a photo or video of how you’re connecting at home, says the city, make sure to use to hashtag #RichmondConnects.
For a full list of Richmond Connects activities, visit www.richmond.ca/connects.