Recreation Activities, Programs, and Events

MARCH 17th, 2020

COVID-19, Recreation Response 

Effective immediately, all City of Iqaluit Recreation facilities and programs are closed to the public until further notice. 

If your Aquatic Centre pass, receation rental or booking is impacted by this closure please contact 975-8544 (Aquatic Centre) or 979-5611 (all other Recreation facilites.) 

 

The City will reassess the cancellations and closures by April 6, 2020 and notify the public of any changes.

 

We here at the Recreation Department know that it can be challenging to be unexpectedly stuck inside by yourself, or with the kids off school. So! We have scoured the internet and have come up with some resources that you might want to check out.  Keep the kids (and maybe yourselves too) busy with crafts, games and other activities while we wait for the worst of this pandemic to pass. 

Check out Inhabit Media's Inuktut Resources and Content

https://nti-inhabit.com/?fbclid=IwAR2c3s4Pikzx_APqYaE9RF38WP83-xb8P5SBr4...

Learn with Scholastic

Scholastic has offered a learn at home program to keep your kids learning during the mandated school closures (Offered in English, French and Spanish- American resource) https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Join in on Story Time 

https://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/awsc-story-hour?fbclid=IwAR3g4zOSP0pC...

Tour a museum

These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours 

See some animals

The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a number of live streams on Facebook that you can schedule into your day https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/ 

Virtually visit the Georgia Aquarium here: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/?fbclid=IwAR1VSUraBRtY1MfZ09pSKhr4kloOehpyxT7YAp7UhV-Z83fJg6knMHdThfo.

Get Crafty with some fun, educational and science-based crafts

https://www.happinessishomemade.net/quick-easy-kids-crafts-anyone-can-make/

https://happyhooligans.ca/science-activities-for-kids/

 

https://quemas.mamaslatinas.com/parenting/153696/educational-crafts-for-kids-of-all-ages

 

https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/

 

https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/40-best-art-projects-for-kids/

 

https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/blog/easy-educational-crafts-kids/

 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/

 

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

 

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/crafts-for-kids/

 

Check out the massive catalogue of Indigenous Films

https://www.nfb.ca/indigenous-cinema/?&film_lang=en&sort=year:desc,title&year=1917..2018

Download free colouring books 

http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

Virtually get out of this world with NASA's entire digital collection of photos

https://images.nasa.gov

 

Contact
For more information please contact:
recreation@iqaluit.ca
(867) 979-5611