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.

Arts and Culture 

 more than words

St. Catharines Cultural Services

Call to Artists | More than Words: Truth and Reconciliation
2020 City of St. Catharines Annual Juried Exhibit.
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m. 
This exhibit asks artists to consider the process of healing relationships through sharing truths, apologies, and acknowledgements.
(Click here) for details and to apply.

 

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.

The Film House at Home (click here)
The Film House provides virtual cinema experiences for you to enjoy from your home, with simple and economical screening options.

Business Support | Enterprise Centre

 

Enterprise Centre

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre 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

Museum Classroom | Resources for Educators (click here)
The Museum is offering free programs and tours through zoom to educators for delivery to local students.

Museum Live Virtual Programs (click here)
Live content including interactive tours, activities, crafts, and fun talks live every Thursday at 11 am and 2 pm on Facebook Live.

Legacy of a Pandemic Project (click here)
The Museum is looking to collect journal or diary entries, creative writing, or photographic representations of how the current global pandemic has affected you, your family, and your community. What are your stories and experiences as society shuts down around us and we work to fight off this invisible enemy?

Virtual Museum Lecture Series
Select Tuesdays at 7 pm.
May 12 | The 1918 Pandemic in St. Catharines
May 19 | Open for Business: The Welland Canal, 1830
May 26 | Tracing the Tracks of the Underground Railroad
For lecture series please email museum@stcatharines.ca to receive a link to a zoom session.

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

 

St. Catharines 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)

Call to Teens | Writing Submissions | "Fresh Ink" 
The 20th annual creative writing contest for teens returns this Spring.
For Niagara youth ages 12 to 18; poetry and short story submissions accepted.
Deadline to Submit: June 30, 2020.
(Click here) for full contest details and to submit.

 

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

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

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.

 Pickup STC | Shop Locally Online

 

pickup stc

Pickup STC

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

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).

 

Alphabet Activity Checklist Challenge

Alphabet Activity Checklist Challenge

 

Beat the Boredom Blues Bingo Cards

Beat the Boredom Blues Bingo

Download the Bingo cards below for the whole family. 

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

Soccer

Futbol Niagara | Online Soccer Academy (click here)

Babysitting and Home Alone

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

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