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Glenabby Park, Municipality of Clarington
Durham Region creates a fun new resource to keep you entertained at home
 May 2020
The Regional Municipality of Durham has created a fun new resource to help Durham residents stay entertained at home: durham.ca/StayHome . This new web page has helpful resources on a wide range of subjects to help you stay home, such as fitness, mental health, learning opportunities, digital offerings from local libraries, and more.

We have even created new downloadable colouring pages, for kids and adults alike to get creative and take a mental break. The colouring pages cover many themes including long-term care, frontline heroes, public works, transit, local business and more.

We are encouraging people to share their completed colouring pages on social media with the hashtags #DurhamStrong and #StayHome .
Cross-stitch by @julietrohlmann, available at Preston Gallery in Uxbridge.
Mother's Day is Sunday May 10!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many local businesses are preparing delicious menus, sweet treats and handmade gift sets just for Mom!

The Toasted Walnut has an Afternoon Tea Package for Two while The Royal Ashburn Golf Club is offering full catering packages. M&R Catering Co. has specialty cakes and sweet boxes and Buddha Belly Bakery has Mother’s Day treat boxes. The Port Cheese Co. has specialty gift bags.

Aide Body Care has partn ered with loca l artisans to offer Mother’s Day gift sets. Dana’s Goldsmithing has everything from pendants to earrings and rings. Preston Gallery has gifts at all price points. Perfect for Mom!

These are just a few of the unique offerings from Durham Region businesses. Follow us on Instagram where we are sharing #ShopLocal ideas like these in our instastories.  
Attractions Ontario lists virtual tours and online collections
Many Durham Region attractions have adapted to offer amazing virtual experiences. The Attractions Ontario website has links to a variety of virtual tours and online collections you can view for free from the comfort and safety of your home!

Interior shot of the Canadian Automotive Museum.
Visit the Canadian Automotive Museum online!
The Canadian Automotive Museum exhibits and interprets the world's most significant collection of Canadian-built and Canadian-owned antique and classic cars.

Be sure to take a moment to visit the Canadian Automotive Museum Facebook page for daily features on museum updates, photos, news articles, favourite car crafts, videos, and of course, virtual tours!

The kids will also love to follow the adventures of their mascot Chippy on Instagram as he makes his way exploring through the museum!
Opportunity Talks
On April 9 , our friends at Their Opportunity launched Opportunity Talks, an Instagram Live program featuring an interview with a different guest speaker from the world of sport every Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST on @theiropp .
So far, guest speakers have included sports TV personality Cabbie Richards, Bo Levi Mitchell of the Calgary Stampeders, Canadian Olympian Brittany Schussler, Stacey Dales of the NFL and Canada Basketball and Canadian sprinter Sam Effah. And, they already have a full line-up for May!
Follow Their Opportunity on Instagram , Twitter or Facebook to find out who will appear on the next episode and to watch replays of past episodes.
Virtual farmers markets available in Durham Region!
Durham Region farmers have found an innovative way to provide access to local food from the farm to your table while maintaining social distancing and physical distancing measures. Lean more and explore what they have to offer at the links below!

Bowmanville REKO Network   - Numerous local farms offering their farm grown products through the REKO Facebook group. Product pickup is arranged with the seller.

Kendal Hills Farm  - Virtual Farmers Market, wide range of produce, meat, baked goods, prepared meals and other assorted products. Delivery is available. 

Pickering Farmers' Market  - The Pickering Farmers’ Market has transitioned to an online format. Access your favourite local food and treats through their website. Contact-free home delivery can be arranged.
Durham Region Virtual Town Hall recording
On Wednesday, April 22 , Durham Region residents were invited to join Regional Chair and CEO John Henry; Chief Administrative Officer Elaine Baxter-Trahair; Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Kyle; Assistant Medical Officer of Health Dr. Pepi McTavish; and other members of our senior leadership team (including representatives from Durham Regional Police and Region of Durham Paramedic Services) for a 90-minute Virtual Town Hall session. A link to this recording is available on YouTube .
Suggested guidelines for safe fishing
in Canada during COVID-19
Written by Braden Kemp and Dan Miguel of National Pro Staff
Every year about this time anglers begin to retrieve their boats from storage, dig rods and reels out of the back of the garage, and start getting organized for the various season openers that are just around the corner.
This year is different.
This year we are facing a global pandemic that threatens to (or already has) shut down boat ramps, public lake access points, and municipal parks that offer river and stream fishing for spring steelhead.
National ProStaff (NPS)  is an outdoors company that connects influential anglers and hunters with brands who need promotion — both online and in physical spaces. Our team is made up of diehard anglers that want nothing more than to be able to get out fishing as much and as soon as possible — and we will, but we have to do it responsibly and within the law.
In order to assist both anglers and decision-makers to navigate the difficult issue of fishing regulations and access during Covid-19 we have developed a set of suggested fishing guidelines. These guidelines have been created by applying the principles of  physical distancing  provided by  Public Health Ontario  — the province where NPS Head Office is located. We encourage you to check the resources provided by your local Office of Public Health before participating in any outdoor activity as these are suggestions and are always superseded by official government guidelines, laws, and regulations.

For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit  DurhamTourism.ca , or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact  Durham Tourism.