Found yourself in self-isolation? Being a good citizen and staying home today? Here are some resources to fill time with your family and keep your mind occupied. Click on any of the titles to find out more or view their website!

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Cabin Fever Cures
Anything but Netflix
Beyond Netflix – Mind, Body & Soul Resources
Be Well Selkirk
Self-Isolation Time Out
Crafts, Games and DIY
Keeping the Kids Active, Entertained and Educated

 

Cabin Fever Cures

Selkirk Museum (Local)

Discover our City’s past on the Selkirk Museum.  The interactive site features a self-guided tour of the Streets of Selkirk, exhibits on the history of the parks and more!

On the Spot

On the Spot has a sliding tool feature to show a then and now comparison of historic photos of Winnipeg with modern photos taken from the same sight.

West End BIZ Online Mural Tour

Discover Winnipeg’s west end murals from the comfort of your couch.

Heritage Winnipeg Virtual Tours

Explore the historic Exchange District, the 1919 Strike and more virtual tours with Heritage Winnipeg. 

Museum Virtual Tours from Around the World

Take a world tour of over 500 museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Olympic Museum in Switzerland, The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa, and other art galleries from around the world from the comfort of your home.

Classical Music Concerts

List of major classical concerts and events being streamed online.

Anything but Netflix

Retail Therapy (Local)

Shop online, represent Selkirk and help to preserve and promote our local history, parks and natural spaces. City of Selkirk adult and children’s apparel, mugs, water bottles and more! are available to purchase.  All profits are donated to the Selkirk Parks and Heritage Endowment Funds.

Gaynor Family Regional Library (Local)

Free online membership for residents of the City of Selkirk, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements and Village of Dunnottar.  Membership allows you to take advantage of free online services (eBooks/eAudio/periodicals) with Ebscohost, eLibraries MB and Overdrive’s/Libby.  To create an account please phone (204) 482-3522 or email [email protected].

Sora (For Lord Selkirk School Division Students)

Access a free online library using your Lord Selkirk School Division student number and password.  Sora features comic books, kids books, young adult fiction and more.  To access watch this short online video from Mr. Cain on instructions on how to login.

Coursera

Free access to over 3,800 courses from leading universities and companies around the world.  Our suggestion…The Science of Well-Being from Yale University.

TedTalks

With over 3300 talks there is something for everyone. Most videos are under 18 minutes.

Duolingo

At some point we will be able to travel again, so daydream about your trip of a life-time and learn the local language.

Beyond Netflix – Mind, Body & Soul Resources

Buddhify App

Buddify has a number of different meditations aimed at stress relief, difficulty sleeping, walking, and other moods or activities. These meditations also vary in length so whether you have four minutes and 14 minutes there is something for you.

Insight Timer App

Insight Timer is a smartphone app and online community for meditation. The app features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts. Find something for whatever mood or stress you’re feeling.

Verywell Mind

A trusted and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. 4000+ pieces of content created by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts.

Be Well Selkirk

Train with Kait (Local)

St. Andrews resident and fitness instructor Kait will be live streaming workouts on Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays at 9:30am. Each workout will be 30-45min in length each time and include a warmup, the sweaty part and then a stretch/cooldown. Workouts will be available on Kait’s Facebook page if you are not available to make the live stream workouts.

Yoga For Kids with Heather McDermid (Local)

Stonewall resident Heather McDermid shares her favourite yoga practices that are fun for the whole family! Also a great resource to start getting into yoga with lots of information available.

University of Manitoba – Recreation Services

Simple fitness videos created by Manitoba Fitness Council certified group fitness instructors that you can do in your living room!

ParticipACTION

A great Canadian resource with how-to videos, articles, tips to get moving and regular reminders to get active. The best part, you can earn points to win prizes for yourself and our community.

 

Self-Isolation Time Out

City of Selkirk – Virtual Quiz Nights (Local)

Watch past quiz nights hosted by the City of Selkirk and learn some random trivia about our city you never knew you needed!

Folkorama – The Virtual Experience

Folklorama is offering a series of programs that bring your favourite aspects of the festival into your home. The video series includes online and interactive elements, with Q&As. Register for free in advance.

Manitoba Museum – [email protected]

The Manitoba Museum presents [email protected], a weekly series of video programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.

Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

A nightly live-feed of the Northern Lights from Churchill Manitoba.

Travel Manitoba

Lots of great videos from around our great province to give you some ideas when things settle down.

Explore – Live Cams

Live camera feeds from around the world, exploring exotic animals in their natural environment, different areas across the world and more in live time.

Crafts, Games and DIY

City of Selkirk – Adult Art and Kids on Canvas Painting Demonstrations (Local)

Exploring acrylic painting techniques with Bev Galbraith from the Gwen Fox Art Gallery.

St. Andrews Rectory (Local)

The St. Andrews Rectory offers a variety of of crafts and activities for all ages. 

MAWA – Virtual Programs and Workshops

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art hosts a online space to gather and make art together.

Learn How to Cook

Easy, healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to get you started  

Garden Planning Guide

New to gardening or want to get a head start now that you have time? This resources from the province of Manitoba and the North End Community in Winnipeg is a great tool.

Tabletopia

Multi-platform digital environment with instant access to hundreds of licensed board games. Users can also build new board games from scratch, no programming skills required.

Create A Podcast

Got something to say? Why not try creating your own podcast?

Keeping the Kids Active, Entertained and Educated

Evolution Dance Company: Beginner Hip Hop Combo (Local)

Get your heart rate going with this fun beginner Hip Hop combination with Miss Jessie! Located in Selkirk Manitoba, Evolution Dance Company offers classes in multiple genres for students ages 2 – adult! Please see www.EvolutionDance.ca for more information.

TumbleBookLibrary (Local)

The Gaynor Family Library introduces a new subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children.  There are over 250 animated talking picture books.  The site also features Spanish and French books, read along chapter books, non-fiction books and puzzles and games. To access the site click on the link in the library’s homepage banner.

Chuck Colouring Page

Chuck the Channel Cat colouring page available for download.

Fit Kids Healthy Kids: Safe at Home

Fit Kids Healthy Kids has compiled a list of fun, active resources and games you can do from the comfort of your home with minimal or no equipment that will help keep your child physically active.

Fort la Reine Museum: History at Home

Fort la Reine Museum in Portage la Prairie is launching a video series on how to make your own heritage crafts and edible goods. You might even learn some history along the way!

Kahn Academy

Offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own page outside of the classroom.

If you’re a local business or instructor providing a resource during this time of self-isolation and social distancing, give Ellie, our Culture Coordinator an email to be included.

Unless otherwise noted, the City of Selkirk has no affiliation or partnerships with any of these organizations. This list is compiled and updated by City of Selkirk staff as they see things appear on social media.