Virtual Experiences

Virtual Experiences

Stay engaged at home with a variety of virtual experiences, activities and programs. Watch a performance or film, explore our history, stay active with fitness videos, find options for local delivery / pickup, and so much more! Click the links below for details.

StayActiveSTC Challenges

 There's a  beautiful city out there. Utilizing the GooseChase App we're challenging residents to get out and explore it with a series of fun challenges, allowing them to accumulate points for taking part in game missions, and track their score against other participants.

To participate:

  1. Download the GooseChase App to your smart phone via the Google Play Store  or the Apple App Store
  2. Create a new account or login with an existing account
  3. Search for the game code of the game you wish to participate in, codes for City of St. Catharines challenges will be posted below to this site
  4. Complete the challenges missions to accumulate points!

Virtual Trail Passport

 

St Catharines Trail Passport

Plan your next adventure with our Trail Passport! 

Print and fill out a hard copy of the Trail Passport

Want to add your memories to your Trail Passport on your portable device or home computer? download a copy of our Virtual Trail Passport following these instructions.

Instructions for downloading on a hand-held device:

  1. Click on this link to open the Trail Passport
  2. If you do not have the Google Slides app on your device, you will be prompted to download this free app
  3. Once the Trail Passport opens, go to the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your screen, select "Share & export", then "Make a copy".
  4. You now have your own copy of the interactive Trail Passport to edit on your adventures!

Instructions for downloading on a desktop or laptop:

  1. Click on this link to open the Trail Passport
  2. Once the Trail Passport opens, go to File menu tab in the top left-hand corner of your screen, select "Make a copy" and "Entire presentation".
  3. You now have your own copy of the interactive Trail Passport to edit as you please!

Please be aware trails may not be regularly maintained or clear during winter months, so exercise caution.

Behind the Scenes at Seymour-Hannah

Ever wonder how ice is created and maintained at City arenas? Join Community and Events Supervisor Brianne Wilson as she takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the ice.

Nordic Pole Walking 101

Join our master instructor Deb as she walks you through the basics of Nordic Pole Walking. It's a great way to get out, stay active and build balance.

Remember to consult your healthcare practitioner before undertaking any new exercise and remember these safety tips before heading out:

  • Never go Nordic Pole Walking if thunder / lightning are present or expected
  • Dress for the weather
  • Put on proper footwear to avoid injury
  • Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Stay hydrated
  • Bring a cellphone in case of emergency
  • Bring any medications that may be needed or helpful, such as an inhaler

Want to learn more? Email Debb

Arts and Culture 

 

Niagara Performs

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

#NiagaraPerforms (click here)
A new online series to connect audiences and artists during physical separation. #NiagaraPerforms provides a platform and professional artist fees for local artists to share performances with online audiences.

Other Digital Offerings can be found on the FirstOntario PAC YouTube Page (click here).

Business Support | Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre e-Webinars

Digital Seminars and Workshops for Business
The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre provides the information, tools and resources that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their business. Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are serviced through many support services, including a number of informative seminars and events. Most of the following seminars are FREE of charge, but some involve a nominal fee. 
Pre-registration is required for all programs. 
To register, email enterprisecentre@stcatharines.ca, call 905-688-5601 ext 1767. 
(Click here)
 to view the program calendar & descriptions online. 

 Fire Safety Activities | Children 

St. Catharines Fire Services booklets

Fire Safety Activity Booklets

Full of age-appropriate activities for your young-ones, just print and complete at home!
Junior Fire Chief - for pre-k, kinder and primary grades (click here to download)
Senior Fire Chief - for junior grades (click here to download)

 

Historical and Literary Activities | Youth, Teens, Adults and Educators

St. Catharines Museum

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Guided Spirit Walks | Virtual Edition

The well-loved Guided Spirit Walks at Victoria Lawn Cemetery production returns in a new, virtual format for the 2020 season! In this free online experience, viewers can 'meet' this year's cast and watch the feature production from the comfort of your home. 

Watch a recording on YouTube (click here).

 

Virtual Museum Lecture Series

Delve deeper into St. Catharines and Welland Canals history in our public online lecture series. Discover your local history from the comfort of your home, with fascinating new stories and fresh takes on St. Catharines' past. These engaging talks are led by our Museum historians and feature expert special guests from the community.

For information on upcoming lectures (click here).

Watch the recordings of past lectures on YouTube (click here).

For a full listing of Museum programs and events visit the museum website (click here).

 

Library

St. Catharines Public Library

St. Catharines Public Library | Digital Resources (click here)
Access to free digital resources for card-holders. 

Need a Card? 
Email: circulation@stcatharines.library.on.ca for a 90-day temporary library card. Include your full name, address including postal code, phone number, and email address.

Digital Activities available on Facebook (click here)
 

Older Adults

Seniors Centre Without Walls

Seniors' Centre Without Walls

Facilitated by the City of St. Catharines Older Adult Centres.
Interactive telephone-based social and educational programming.
Free for St. Catharines residents ages 50+.
Program schedules are posted online (click here)
Please register by calling 905-688-5600 ext. 1554, or email sphelan@stcatharines.ca

 

Healthy Seniors Movement Activities (click here)

Our Green STC (Environmentally-Friendly Activities) | All Ages

Our Green STC

#OurGreenSTC DIYs and Activities

Check out these environmentally-friendly activities that you can do at home!

(Click here) to watch instructional videos on our YouTube channel.

 Love STC | Shop Locally Online

 

St. Catharines restaurants and businesses that are open for pickup and delivery services (click here). 

Love STC

Stay Active STC - Activity Sheets, Aquatics, Recreation and Fitness | All ages

Stay Active

 

Check out some fun activities below that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home (click here).

Aquatics 

Lifesaving Society Water Smart Activities (click here)
Join in the fun with Lifesaving Society’s Water Smart At Home Contest. Kids can choose from two water safety activities: Complete a colouring sheet and Create a Water Smart Game. Submit a photo of your colouring sheet to aquatics@stcatharines.ca to be entered into a special draw held by the City of St. Catharines. 

Red Cross Water Safety for Home (click here)
Families can stay engaged with Water Smart Activities from the Red Cross. Learn to stay safe and make wise choices around backyard pools and other natural bodies of water. Remember that drowning is preventable.

Recreation and Fitness 

Dance for Parkinson's - Mondays at 11 a.m.

Join in on the fun and fitness and check out Dance for Parkinson's online classes Mondays at 11 a.m. Classes are an hour long and you will need to have access to Zoom. If you want to learn more or sign-up, email kvanyo@stcatharines.ca

 

Basketball 

No Limit Performance Basketball Inc. Videos (click here)

Soccer

Futbol Niagara | Online Soccer Academy (click here)

Babysitting and Home Alone

Safety Tree | Babysitting and Home Alone Courses (click here)

Stay in the Know

eNewsletters
The City of St. Catharines offers a variety of eNewsletters to keep you connected. Visit stcatharines.ca/subscribe to sign-up!

Social Media and Contacts
Visit stcatharines.ca/Contacts to find all the ways to connect with us.

Each session will include interactive discussion, games, videos and hands-on learning. Our small class sizes are led by Elementary Educators also trained in First Aid/CPR. Courses are hosted through Zoom and the Red Cross Babysitting manual is available digitally prior to the course, hard copies are mailed out to participants and most should arrive prior to the start of the class. 

 

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