Easter is an important time of the year. People come together, go on Easter egg hunts, and enjoy spending time with their families. COVID-19 and the new practice of physical distancing have made it more difficult to enjoy these traditions. One thing I have learned through this crisis, however, is that our community spirit is unshakable.
Many residents have reached out to me with ideas of how we can still celebrate Easter while apart from each other. A physically distant egg hunt is an idea that has gained traction in many different communities. The idea is simple; draw and colour some Easter artwork and stick it in your window. Families across the city can then try and find their neighbours eggs, all from the safety of their front door. You can also share your artwork on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BEYegghunt. Make sure you tag @bradmbradford so I can share on my channels!
The Beaches Easter Parade was unfortunately cancelled this year as a result of COVID-19. This isn’t stopping the Beaches Lions Club. They’re putting together a Virtual Parade for all residents to enjoy from the safety of their own home. A costume contest, egg decorating, and baked goods – they have it all! There are cash prizes of $50 being offered to Toronto residents. Here are the six categories, make sure your post contains the proper hashtag;
- #EasterBonnetLVP – Wear your best hat, bonnet, or headgear
- #EasterEggLVP – Decorate our lives with Easter eggs
- #EasterBunnyLVP – Share your costumes or bunny pictures
- #EasterBasketLVP – Show off your baking or special treats
- #SpringCelebrationLVP – Celebrate Passover, Persian New Year, or any other Spring holiday
- #FamilyTimeLVP – Pictures of your family time together
Submissions must be made by Midnight on Good Friday, April 10th! On Easter, they’ll be displaying your submissions in a virtual parade. For more information, check out their website here.