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Lions Gate Virtual Views - January 6, 2021 


Welcome to Lions Gate Virtual Views. We hope that you can escape with us on these weekly virtual journeys!


Please email Melanie with any feedback or suggestions for future program content. Enjoy!

Happy New Year 2021, everyone! I don’t know how you saw off 2020 but I hope that you have a healthy and wonderful year. This is how London, England said thank you to the National Health Service, goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021:













Let’s get some exercise to burn some of those holiday calories. Here’s some fitness dance aerobics for seniors:














Well done! Get some water and take a breather. Now, how much do you know about New Year's celebrations around the world? Test your knowledge with this New Year trivia quiz:













Now, let’s think about the best thing you like about the winter seasons (either now or in the past). There are so many great things about winter; the sports, the festivities, the food, snuggling up before the fire with a good book, and so much more. Let’s spend some time thinking about the best of things about winter. We have already, in previous weeks, covered the festivities and a bit about the food.


Let’s start with books. Here is a video of classics you might find time to read in 2021:














If none of these book recommendations interest you, I encourage you to either look through your bookcase, go to your library’s website, or if possible go and chat with your local librarian and create your personal 2021 reading list.


You are probably familiar with curling, skiing, bobsled, and many other winter sports but have you ever heard of horse skijoring, shovel racing or fat bike racing? Watch this for an introduction to weird winter sports. It made me smile but I for one am not interested in participating in any of them (although we did hitch up our horses to a toboggan when I was a child). Do you have a favourite winter sport?














On a cold or wet winter night, the best thing is some lovely (and easy) homemade soup. I am sure you have wonderful recipes of your own but if you are getting bored with them, maybe try something different. Here's a video of winter soup recipes (with instructions on how to make). Remember you can pause the video if you are cooking along with the video.














I hope that you have had a good day. Let’s end today with lovely winter thoughts, a reading list for the year, a plan to try a few new recipes AND a new movie called Alaska! Full disclosure, I haven’t watched the whole movie but I have heard great things. Please let me know if you enjoyed it.














I hope that you enjoyed your day and that you enjoy your evening. Please take care of yourself and each other. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. Please contact us if there is anything you need over the holiday season.


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See you next Wednesday, January 13.


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