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Our Top 7 Digital Ways to Stay Entertained

By: Westman Communications
Posted: April 13, 2020 09:30Customer Experience, Entertainment

First, if you’re reading this from the comfort of your home right now, thank you for socially distancing. Second, if you’re reading this because you’re stay-home boredom has gotten the best of you and the title of this post caught your eye as you were social media scrolling on autopilot, you came to the right place!

 

The Internet of Things is filled with fun ideas that will help you stay entertained while you’re at home. We’ve compiled our top 7 favourite ways to go from stir-crazy to super-busy, while as much as possible, supporting local! 

1.)    Learn a new recipe for your next movie night

Looking for some new recipes to sink your teeth into? Whether you’re a seasoned chef or newbie to the kitchen, the Internet is recipe-rich with everything from a savory snack to a new twist on a classic family dinner! 

Every great movie night in is paired best with a tasty snack, and local chef Casey, who graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at ACC, has a delicious treat that you’ll definitely want to try (yes, we’ve tried them, yes they are mouth-wateringly good.

Discover the complete recipe in Chef, Casey’s fun how-to video! - CLICK HERE to watch
Click HERE for the PDF version of the recipe!

Websites we love for recipes: https://www.allrecipes.com/, https://tasty.co/ https://www.delish.com/cooking/, &
https://assiniboine.net/programs/culinary-arts


2.)    Try a new workout from your local fitness clubs

There are so many amazing local fitness clubs that are making it easier than ever to exercise from the comfort of your home with live streams on social media! All you need is your strength, a positive mindset, and reliable Wi-Fi to get you through that tough but rewarding class!
Explore local fitness clubs: 
Tour Fit Club (spin & yoga): @tourfitclub https://tourfitclub.com/ 
Whitey’s Fitness (Neepawa): @whiteysfitnessbody 
Zen Zone Brandon (yoga): @zenzonebrandon www.zenzonebrandon.ca/
Embark Fitness 365: @embarkfitness365 www.embarkfitness.ca/

 

3.)    #OperationStoryTime with your Favourite Celebrities

Kids are home from school and need to keep busy too, and celebrities like Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Chris Pine, and Oprah Winfrey are here to save the day! Gather your family and cozy up or keep the kids entertained while you work from home with StoryTime online! Storylineonline.net, is our favourite place to find celebrities reading some of the most well-known kid-favourites alongside creatively produced illustrations. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.  To find others sharing Story time, you can also go on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and search hashtag #OperationStoryTime.

 

4.)    Organize a party with your friends on Houseparty

Download the Houseparty app and invite friends to video chat! It is the perfect app to catch up with friends while self-isolating. Though this app is primarily used for video chatting, you can also play games with your friends such as Trivia, Pictionary, and Heads Up! Did you know this app was originally launched in 2016? However, with more people staying indoors, it has recently seen a dramatic boost in downloads. Download today in the app store, search “Houseparty.”

 

 

 

5.)    Get inspired: home DIY, cooking, fitness and spring cleaning! 

Get busy in your home this spring with the tons of channels in free viewing mode to help you with cooking, fitness or spring cleaning. As well, you can check out the latest blog posts on HGTV, Food Network or ONE Get Fit to get unique ideas for your house and yard, delicious recipes, and tips for a fitness routine refresh. No task is too big when you have guidance along the way!

Free Views: Westman Free Previews
HGTV Blog: https://www.hgtv.ca/blogs/
Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.ca/
ONE Get Fit: https://www.onetv.ca/

 

6.)    Research volunteering opportunities 

Always wanted to volunteer in your city or community? Start compiling a list of volunteer opportunities that you are interested in, once isolation ends, you’ll have a list of different places you would like to volunteer. Keep in mind, there are still many places that need our help and could use supplies donated today! 


Places to Volunteer or donate to: www.samaritanhouse.net/volunteer ,  Helping Hands Brandon – (Facebook @ Helping Hands Centre of Brandon Inc.),  https://www.ymcabrandon.ca/ 

 

7.)    Catch up on TV series with go apps or VOD 

Is someone taking up all the tv time in your house? Don’t fight over the remote! One of the benefits of being a Westman TV subscriber is the complimentary Go apps that comes with subscriptions! Watch your favourite show in any room of your house on a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Coming up this April on Westman Video on Demand are hit movies like Downhill, starring Will Farrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as, the movies Underwater and Bad Boys for Life. Our Go Apps and VOD are just one of the places where you can get your fill of new TV shows and movies. 

More information on Go Apps:  Westman Go Apps
 

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