As we learn and adapt to news ways of staying connected, we reached out to our team so they could share some of their favourite online resources right now.
But first, what about the tools? If you’ve been more of a face to face communicator in the past, there is an abundance of communication tools to choose from. These tools can enable you to have one-on-one chats, accommodate a virtual gathering of family and friends or to join an online community of hundreds.
Remember that with whichever medium you choose for video-conferencing to familiarize yourself with their privacy guidelines and ensure you are comfortable with their terms and conditions.
Now on to the sharing:
Host a Virtual Dinner Party – For those missing the dining with others experience, a virtual dinner party allows you to stay connected and share a meal with loved ones and friends. Make sure to use the good dishes.
Move – Gyms and yoga studios are providing classes. Try one out! Exercise is an amazing mood-lifter.
Virtual Tours and Travel – So many museums, historical sites and interesting places around the world to “visit.
Happy Hour – Grab a drink with colleagues at the end of the work day. It’s not the water cooler chit chat you’re used to but it does help you stay connected to your work mates.
Bring Your Book Club on Line – If you’re already in a club, bring it online. If not, here’s how to set it up.
Cook – Need inspiration in the kitchen? The LCBO offers thousands of recipes archived and pre-paired with with your favourite Pelee (and other) wines.
Find your Rhythm – Follow your favourite local and international musicians, or discover new ones as many are hosting online concerts. You can sing along in the living room. For this one, use google or youtube to find your favourites or try out music service playlists for new discoveries. Nothing helps you feel and stay connected like music.
We hope this list will help spark an idea or help you discover a new way to connect. We’re also working with our team to create ways to stay connected with you too and will be sharing that with you soon!
And remember, that even in the world of technology, picking up your phone, whether cellular or landline is still a perfect way to stay connected one on one.
The Pelee Island Winery Team