People in Canada are bonding with neighbours in such creative ways
If there's one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it's that people in Canada are getting to know their neighbours super well — and Canadians are coming up with some impressive ways to connect with them.
Take these neighbours in Peterborough, Ont., for example, who came up with a pretty ingenious way to share a few beers.
Outdoor patios may not be fully operational everywhere in Canada yet, but this "fence bar" looks like the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon catching up.
Built this today with my neighbour so we can enjoy a beer and physically distance @Ptbo_Canada @fordnation #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/0ipX2DkNqs— Marty Silvestri (@marts1977) May 24, 2020
And they're not the only ones to come up with the brilliant idea; these neighbours in Regina, Sask. also decided that their fence could use a makeover.
Love it!!! We built one too!!! pic.twitter.com/gxauIJ1YFH— Sheri Ebert (@SheriJackFM) May 26, 2020
This small cafe in Mirror, Alta. transformed into a drive-in movie theatre during the pandemic so the community could gather to enjoy a few flicks together at a safe distance.
The Whistle Stop Cafe offers a new movie every night for free at about 10:00 p.m, and the sound is broadcast through a local radio channel so people can listen in their cars.
This café in Alberta has transformed into a drive-in movie theatre to bring people together during these tough times 😍-📸 The Whistle Stop Cafe #Canada #Alberta #MirrorLanding #COVIDAB #CoronavirusCanada #COVIDCanada pic.twitter.com/ou7Oym9mQ5— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) May 26, 2020
This community in Calgary organized a parade on Saturday where families could gather in front of their homes and cheer as colourfully decorated cars drove by.
The Evanston neighbourhood previously organized a neighbourhood-wide safari, where kids missing the Calgary Zoo could spy cut-outs of giraffes and monkeys from a safe distance.
My community of Evanston held a parade today. It consisted of our Window Walk community, some mascots, Harvey the Hound, & Miss Teenage Alberta!— Danica Marshall (@marshall_danica) May 24, 2020
Was a great way to get out and spread cheer through the community! I’m driving behind Pikachu! @cityofcalgary @nenshi@CTVCalgary pic.twitter.com/1Y4pZq2etp
This Vancouver woman is proving that Canadians do get into fights with their neighbours sometimes — but only over who can leave each other the biggest loaf of fresh bread.
My neighbours and I continue to be locked in an epic battle of who can be nicer to the other. I’ve lost track of how many loaves of bread they’ve baked and left at my front door. pic.twitter.com/5XRcc0n2qD— Karen Hamberg (@karenhamberg) May 18, 2020
While this cellist in Calgary held a curbside concert for his neighbours across the street.
Inspired by #ATBGoodnessGrows , reached out to @Matticusssss and hosted a curbside cello concert for the residents across the street. Well below 50 people and everyone kept their distance! Music does truly sooth the soul... pic.twitter.com/nurf1CqvRH— Gord McQueen (@gordmcqueen) May 16, 2020
And they weren't the only community in Canada to enjoy some impromptu music; this neighbourhood in Lethbridge, Alta. also held a fun Caribbean driveway concert.
Bringing a little bit of the Caribbean to the neighborhood on a Friday afternoon six feet at a time 🎼🥁#ATBGoodnessGrows #teamATB #jamaniduo #uoflglobaldrums #kindness #covidmusic pic.twitter.com/4fDNDdINC2— Deb Courtney (@DebCourtney4) May 1, 2020
While this bike rental shop in Calgary decided to perform a spontaneous concert for neighbours on its "COVID Caravan."
We rolled through @ramsaycalgary yesterday and it was a blast! So many friendly neighbours, children included, came out to enjoy our travelling show and make noise with us. #yyc #SocialDistancing #yycmusic #yycbike Thank you Brad Osberg for the fun photo. pic.twitter.com/Q298CLmTzE— REWORKS (@ReWorksYYC) May 18, 2020
And it isn't just humans getting in on the fun: the canine community in Calgary was treated to 36 tennis balls, which a thoughtful neighbour left at a local park for them to enjoy.
I've been spending a LOT of time with Summit at the dog park lately. It's a great way to break out of the COVID-19 blues. Today, we dropped off 36 tennis balls at Sue Higgins Park so that my neighbours and their dogs could have a bit more fun today, too. #ATBGoodnessGrows pic.twitter.com/tsaR48Juxm— Erika M. Stark (@erikastarkyyc) April 30, 2020
Basically, Canadian neighbours are the best sort to have.
So even though provinces are starting to reopen and we'll all hopefully be seeing new faces soon, there's always time for one more beer at the fence bar. Pass the Kokanee, eh?
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