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Prince George organizations offering virtual classes during pandemic

You can still support local organizations by tuning in online
Many classes and programs are now being offered via live streaming. (via Getty Images)

Various local businesses, organizations and individuals have started offering all sorts of classes and programming online.

Tourism Prince George has rounded up some of these organizations in its April 2020 event blog, as virtually, all of the events in town have now moved online.

Here are some fun classes you can tune into that will not only help you stay connected to the community but help support local businesses and organizations continue their programming.

Virtual Classes

It’s all about coffee and food is offering a variety of cooking classes online at discounted prices. You can also register for a mini keto session via Zoom, Facetime, or Skype.

Watts Art Academy is offering everything from watercolour to mark-making classes virtually. You can opt to have a supply kit delivered anywhere in the Prince George area or shipped at current Canada Post rates.

If you've always wanted to take pottery lessons, now might be a good time. Carlson Pottery is offering online classes during April.


Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is hosting Sunday Open Studios every Sunday in April at 1 p.m. 

There will be a new activity every week where you can learn things like how to make your own paints using powdered milk! They are even doing the MakerLab online where you can learn things like how to make an Origami Blooming Heart or LED Jumping frogs. Watch their Facebook page for details.


Yoga and Fitness

Chinook Yoga, Yoga PG and Sunset Studio are offering live-streamed and free mini-classes via Facebook Live.

You can also check out Yoga in the Greenhouse with Lacey, which is being offered multiple times in April.

Fitness instructors in Prince George and from other communities are stepping up to offer free classes in the wake of gyms closing.

You can become a member of Zumba with Sandra (virtual) and Pound via Zoom and get your dance on.


Prince George Public Library

The Prince George Public Library has moved its events to Facebook Live and Google Hangouts.

Join them throughout April for clothing crafts for kids, storytime, adult ukulele jam sessions and much more.


The Exploration Place

The Exploration Place is currently closed, but you can still learn with them.

Join them every day at 10 a.m. on their Facebook page for animal visits, science demos, and more.

You can also explore the history of Prince George through their online exhibits.

There’s no better time like the present to learn about the past!

To tune in check out Facebook Live and The Exploration Place website.


Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum

The Railway and Forestry Museum is also closed to the public until further notice but is offering virtual exhibits via its website, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and its newly launched YouTube channel.


Local Music

Venues may be closed for the time being but that’s not stopping the local music scene. PG Music Live is a new Facebook group where musicians can live stream their performances and audiences can easily find them.

Local Label Good Egg Records is also jumping on board hosting an online concert series called “Sunny Side Up” a Good Egg Records Concert Series, which will take place throughout April.

Did we miss anything you think should be included on this list? Please let us know! Email with your suggestions.