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Bambi Ross is a local Manor Park resident and former principal at Manor Park Public School. Bambi's Blog features free online activities and resources that are fun for people of all ages!



Here is a list of all of the items I have shared with you so far that are for your viewing pleasure. Please note that these are not my ideas but rather ideas I have found in articles, facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube accounts.  Please note that some of the links may have expired and may no longer be available. I have tried to insure that all activities are free, do not rely on social media accounts, are easy to do and make use of items you have around the house.  I will  update this master list  again in a few weeks if we are still self isolating. If you are Harry Connick fan, he has begun a series called "Hunker Down With Harry" I have posted the first one here - He seems to have done several of them over the last few weeks. https://youtu.be/XobPBEhveeM Fun mashup of dance scenes from the movies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHisd9P2M-Y Ontario history stories https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/pages/our-stories/exhibits A couple of Interesting online  home decor magazines recommendations sent to me by a friend  https://www.desiretoinspire.net/ https://www.remodelista.com/ Coolest things is a web series developed by a local  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mV4IRFfH-LQ This video is quite breathtaking. It was made with a drone and it shows what we can't see because we are staying home. What Ottawa looks like from above during the COVID crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxpUGzbkCs Movie suggestions https://www.cbc.ca/arts/here-are-the-movies-about-art-that-will-lift-you-out-of-your-self-isolation-pod-1.5503326 books https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadian-writers-move-book-launches-readings-and-festivals-online-1.5501998 garden tour https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/garden-virtual-tours- Don’t forget your car!  https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1926256 Paris opera house live streaming https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/opera-de-paris-350th-birthday-palais-garnier-exhibition Travel tv shows https://www.eonline.com/news/1132825/these-travel-tv-shows-will-help-you-escape-from-your-couch Royal Opera House has free performances https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHS5XKgf2FCBF8pZllE_bjw Exciting entertainment news:  Cirque du Soleil has created a new online media opportunity where there will be shows to watch.... https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect Marque tv 30 day free trial  Streams arts performances for around the world https://www.marquee.tv/ It looks like the NAC free concerts can now be seen on their website. Before I understand it was being streamed on Facebook.  https://mobile.twitter.com/canadasnac/status/1242918278533693443 The NAC orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1n85tU-NY&feature=youtu.be   The British Museum has a large number of videos on YouTube   Livestream the aurora borealis https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/aurora-borealis-livestream-\ National Film Board  https://www.nfb.ca/?utm_source=princegeorgematters.com&utm_campaign=princegeorgematters.com&utm_medium=referral Art museum and concerts  https://www.cnn.com/style/article/what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art-museums-concerts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html Indigenous film https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/nfb-indigenous-cinema-free-self-isloating-1.5504434  Fashion https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/paris-opera-broadcasting-screening-performances-online-for-free-2020 Canada museums https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/virtual-tours-canada-museums_ca_5e7275c2c5b6eab77941338d More museums https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/? utm_term=A36AA812-655E-11EA-97D8-7D87C28169F1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=hellogiggles_hellogiggles Visit the Great Wall of China https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china HGTV https://www.hgtv.com/shows/hgtv-stars/hgtv-shows-streaming-for-free Streaming concerts https://www.osm.ca/en/watch-and-listen-2/ Really interesting idea  - see what places looked like in the past http://www.whatwasthere.com/ Missing your trivia night? The next few videos are trivia quizzes on movies and tv theme songs and songs https://youtu.be/sLoBacOrYWw  https://youtu.be/mp99Z1Y48Zs  https://youtu.be/DQYE_MiHW5s  https://youtu.be/SIl2vnS-hsY  https://youtu.be/RNyN08iZ9kA If you are a lover of theatre you might want to tune into these; https://www.cbc.ca/books/playwrights-guild-of-canada-to-host-7-hour-play-reading-relay-online-1.5506746  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/virtual-broadway-show-performances-3673709 And if you are a film lover this is for you! http://etcanada.com/news/613434/garden-state-film-festival-goes-virtual-plans-to-stream-over-240-movies/ Bird watching? https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-to-make-these-next-few-weeks-a-little-easier-courtesy-of-birds/ Nature webcams https://www.weareteachers.com/best-nature-webcams/ Thought this next video was a wonderful bit of fun and provided a shout out for NYC!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YshgmStEZh0&feature=share BIrds can provide refuge! Thanks to Karen for this cool link!  https://ak.audubon.org/covid-19-Relief A little Kurt Browning perhaps?   https://twitter.com/kurtbrowning/status/1244813971422613506?s=21 How about a Rick Mercer rant  https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1718521411840  I know I have posted about the National Film Board before but this might be of interest to some  http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/watch-66-oscar-nominated-and-award-winning-animated-shorts-online.html Do you have four hours to fill? RIdeau canal tour https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/real-time-journey-up-rideau-canal-in-new-four-hour-documentary Theatre lovers might like to explore this idea https://torontolife.com/culture/stage/these-toronto-theatre-groups-are-bringing-immersive-performances-to-your-phones/  From the NAC https://iradeo.com/station/159741 For people interested in photography...   https://photostories.ca/    Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals streaming for free  https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/andrew-lloyd-webber-musicals-stream-free-online-joseph-jesus-a4404846.html If you are interested in art here is an article about Prince Charles and his artistic talents.  https://www.insider.com/paintings-prince-charles-uk-successful-living-artists Some suggestions for your viewing pleasure! Ottawa movies  https://ottawa.film/blog/10-made-in-ottawa-movies-and-series-that-are-currently-streaming/ From Louise who is associated with the Electric Street Gallery  https://www.louisetanguayphotographe.com/introduction.html I provided a link a few days ago to Cirque Du Soleil free streaming of shows. Here is a 60 minute special from them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=allVFq3P-48  This was trending all over social media yesterday. Dog videos with sports caster commentary https://twitter.com/mrandrewcotter/status/1248313303270596610  James Corden street musical in Paris https://youtu.be/dF495ERjRUo Sent from a friend in Toronto a Mindful Minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8 sent by a friend Tour the Rijksmuseum View Golden Age masterpieces in detail Rembrandt's The Night Watch and many more Golden Age masterpieces can be found at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s most famous museum. Stroll the magnificent Gallery of Honour in the new online platform Masterpieces Up Close. Or browse masterpieces on Google’s Online Exhibits, where you can study pictures in minute detail. Keukenhof’s dazzling tulips Video visits to Holland's largest flower park The season opening of Keukenhof is usually a major event, with more than a million people visiting the famous garden each spring. But this year is different: Keukenhof’s millions of tulips are blooming in the brightest of colors, but with no audience! To share all that floral beauty, Keukenhof is posting YouTube videos so you still enjoy the park as it blooms. Around the Louvre and back Virtually stroll the legendary Louvre The renowned Louvre in Paris is one of the world’s largest museums. This virtual tour takes you from the famous glass pyramid in Cour Napoléon, through 10 of the museum’s most impressive galleries and spaces, all with 360º views. Rooftops of Paris New perspectives on the City of Light Virtual tours can offer a completely new perspective. Ever climbed the roof of Palais Garnier to look out across the streets of Paris? Exactly! This special Google virtual tour of some of the most spectacular roofs in Paris offers some spectacular views insights into life in the City of Light. Face-to-face with Van Gogh His most beautiful paintings up close The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is home to the world's largest collection of works by legendary artist Vincent van Gogh. Thanks to the museum’s digital collaborations with Google and other platforms, you can vritually stroll the galleries and enjoy highlights such as The Potato EatersAlmond Blossom and Sunflowers. No queuing required! Time travel on the IJsselmeer Step into Dutch seafaring history Go back centuries with a virtual visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in North Holland. Explore this beautifully preserved Dutch fishing village to glimpse a forgotten era; a time of sailing ships, fishermen, and perilous storm surges. Local Artist Phillip Craig is giving a tour of his studio  https://vimeo.com/403828249 If you have been watching a lot of HGTV over the last few weeks then this might be interesting to you. If you have not been watching this might encourage you to start...  https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/brad-pitt-property-brothers-hgtv   Dont feel like dancing but enjoying watching dancing? This is a fun one with classic dancers dancing to "Uptown Funk"    uptown funk https://youtu.be/M1F0lBnsnkE Want to some good news viewing? Check this out Some Good News - weekly  Youtube show by John Krasinski and Emily blunt Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U  Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U Or I found these quite humorous if you like...  Jim Gaffigan videos with his kids watching his stand up.  If you do enjoy this families sense of humour he has been posting other videos of family dinners while in isolation. https://youtu.be/GZF2H_QbFtg   https://youtu.be/BrkuzMkU9J8 Exciting news for SNL fans tonight https://www.polygon.com/tv/2020/4/9/21215367/saturday-night-live-new-episode-april-11  A reminder of the Andrea Bocelli concert scheduled for tomorrow at 1;00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU

Jason Alexander hosts a Seder - fundraiser for the CDC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGRsH2Qti_Q

This one might inspire you to try to find some old tv shows to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPj3SJcx0Wc

To entertain you this weekend... Jesus Christ superstar will be streaming at 2:00 this afternoon https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GpO4ohqx3os  Been watching a lot of HGTV lately?  Sara Richardson's Youtube channel has lots to watch! https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeGZBDQMvlMTfb6E1NzyP3dmSw6A8P_kX 


A visit to Claude Monet's  garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWx2WNXFF4