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Seven Generations Education Institute has organized a free online light yoga class for students, staff and community members. Everyone is welcome! All skill levels can participate. The next session is May 7 at noon. Email Andrea Sweigard at andreas@7generations.org for the online meeting link and instructions.

Seven Generations Education Institute will be holding an online hand drumming social every Wednesday. Enjoy traditional hand drumming from the comfort of your own home. To participate, inbox or email Bill Perrault at billp@7generations.org for the online meeting link and instructions.

The first Online Affirming Leaders Day will take place on Saturday, May 1. Affirming Leaders Day is a faith-based development & connection day for allied and LGBTQ2S+ folks featuring David Hayward aka the cartoonist NakedPastor, Shylo Rosborough, Singer-Songwriter Kate Reid, and Rev. Mark Chiang. Tickets range from $10 - $20. All are welcome to join online. See Affirming Leaders Day Online on Facebook.

Rainy River District Buy Fresh Buy Local is a Facebook page dedicated to the buying, selling and discussion of locally produced food.

The NWHU is holding a public access teleconference each Wednesday at 3 p.m. through GoMeeting. Join from a computer, smartphone or tablet. No microphone is required. The public are free to ask questions. Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Gemmill is present at each session to provide answers. Find a link to the meeting on the NWHU website, at https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/public-sessions.aspx.

The Fort Frances Public Library will be posting online storytime videos on their Facebook page every Wednesday. Join Miss Sam as she shares storytime with you over the internet.

Community Living Fort Frances and District Open Air Art Studio will be sharing Online Art Studio projects for kids and families to create at home using common household materials. See their Facebook page for the most recent project and instructions.

Fort Frances Rocks is a Facebook community designated for people in and around Fort Frances to paint, hide, discover and share unique and fun rock art. Check out the page for some guidelines for taking part in painting you own rocks or finding other contributors rocks in the community.

COVID-19Music is a Facebook community for people to share and enjoy the musical talents of people in the Rainy River District and beyond. Group members can upload videos of their isolation performances and connect with other music lovers in town.

Things to do during self-isolation/social distancing is a treasure trove of activities, videos, educational materials and more to help you get through the day by yourself or with your family. New items and ideas are shared by people from all over on a regular basis, making it only a matter of time before you find something to try.

A Friendly Voice is a phoneline for adults aged 55+, who feel lonely and isolated, so they can have a conversation with someone who understands. Residents of Ontario can call 1-855-892-9991.

Facebook group Make Masks for Fort Frances Essential Workers has been launched to organize volunteers and fundraising to make cloth masks for essential workers and those in need.

Anishinaabemodaa - Waking up Ojibwe - is a partnership between Seven Generations Institute, SayitFirst and the Rainy River District School Board. Their Facebook page posts videos and other resources to give First Nations kids, a way to hear and learn their own language.

The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home.

The Emo EarlyON Child and Family Centre is placing craft kits outside the centre each week. Check them out on Facebook to see what’s new.

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