BC Parks Foundation hosting a province-wide virtual picnic this weekend

Mar 27 2020, 9:23 pm

If you’re looking for a unique way to pass the time while holed up in your house this weekend, why not take part in a province-wide virtual picnic being presented by BC Parks Foundation?

Happening on Saturday, March 28, at 1 pm, anyone who wants to take part, dubbed the Big At Home Picnic, is invited to “wash your hands, lay down a blanket in your home, and get ready to “virtually connect” with others in the province.

“We’ll be hosting a welcome-to-the-picnic toast, then you can tune in to streams from a variety of entertainers. At the same time, you’ll be virtually connected with your community as you watch, together,” the event description reads. “While normally we would be encouraging people to get out to parks, they are crowded and some people are not respecting social distancing.”

And it’s for this reason, that “we are organizing this at home, virtual picnic,” they add.  “Please respect all provincial and federal health requests so that we can end the spread of COVID-19 as quickly as possible.”

During the event, BC Parks Foundation said it will be posting “entertainment links” on their Facebook page, “so you can curate your own perfect picnic experience.”

Participants are also invited to be part of the entertainment themselves, and those who would like to do this, are asked to send BC Parks a message indicating this to them.

“Let’s spend an afternoon, as proud British Columbians, connecting while staying safe and maintaining proper social distance,” the event description says. “Let’s get together (virtually) and do what we all love: eating good food, connecting with family and friends, and appreciating the supernatural beauty of where we live.”

Participants are also given suggestions of some “great places to picnic” inside the home, including the living room, kitchen, front balcony, or backyard.

“Picnic on your own, or with a partner, your kids or your pet. Stick to your immediate household,” organizers add. “Connect with other people virtually using video platforms like Facetime, Google Hangouts or Zoom.”

Finally, and above all “practice good hygiene by washing or sanitizing your hands frequently and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or your upper sleeve. Adhere to all health and safety guidelines from the Provincial Health Authority.”

BC Parks Foundation Big At Home Picnic

When: Saturday March 28

Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Location: Your home

Participation: Online

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