5 Ways Sask Communities Are Staying Connected and Social Distancing

Need some inspiration in these trying times?

Check out what Saskatchewan communities are doing to show their solidarity and stay connected!

Communities across Saskatchewan are finding creative ways to stay connected with each other while practicing social distancing and doing their best to #FlattentheCurve of COVID-19.

Here are five examples of how Saskatchewan communities are staying connected and social distancing. 

1. Window Scavenger Hunts

Several communities have created window scavenger hunts to encourage their homeowners and families to participate as a way to connect with each other, observe social distancing protocols and remain physically active. This activity is becoming popular across the province. You've probably seen this happening in your own neighbourhood. 

The community of Dinsmore has even created a public Facebook group to share posts of window scavenger hunt findings. Learn more about the Dinsmore Window Scavenger Group here

2. Porch and Front Step Projects

The town of Kyle has created their own version of the #nantonporchproject, where a photographer takes photographs of families and households on their front porches or steps. The photos are then posted on the photographer's Facebook page for families/households free of charge.

For more information, check out this story on the Kyle Porch Project. 

3. Community Facebook Pages or Groups

Communities are creating new groups or pages to share ideas about how people can stay connected while social distancing. Gull Lake Recreation Director Sara Kuntz created the Gull Lake: Social Distancing Together group on Facebook, and shares information with members like important announcements (i.e. playground closures), online workouts, motivational messages, and engaging discussions topics (such as planting tips, sharing recipes, baking, and more). 

4. Make Some Noise

In Gravelbourg from March 24 to April 7, 2020, community members are encouraged to get out of their houses and onto their driveways to bang their pots and pans at 7:00 p.m. together to make some noise in a show of solidarity. This Nightly Pots and Pans Banging Extravaganza is meant to remind people that they are not alone, and that they are facing this challenging time together with their community. 

5. Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunts

In schools or communities there may have been events held to bring people together to have Easter Egg Hunts. To replace these annual egg hunts, communities like Outlook and Beechy have used Facebook groups to ask community members to decorate their houses with Easter Egg paintings or drawings and post them on their windows or front doors. Then they’ve encouraged families to go out over a period of time and see how many eggs they can find.  

Stay Connected and Be Safe

Our Field Services Team would like to know how your community is keeping people active while practicing safe, social distancing. Reach out to us and let us know!