Beat the March Blues!

Winter may not be completely over, but luckily, PARO has lots of ways for you to stay connected with your peers from the comfort of your own home.

Your local GC reps have continued to find fun and novel activities that residents can participate in virtually to relieve stress, build resilience, and support one another during this exceptionally challenging time. We’ve rounded up just a few of the upcoming events planned for the next month – with many more to come!

New events are being announced regularly – keep an eye on your details for fun events coming up at your local site.

As always, details about how to participate (including signing up) will have been sent to you by email. If you have any questions, you can always email us

See you there!


Chess Tournament – Coming Soon

Whether you’re a long-time aficionado or recently impulse-bought your first chess set after binging The Queen’s Gambit, this is the event for you! All levels are welcome – we’ll have options for both newbies and experienced players, as well as those who might just want to drop in and watch. Sign up details to follow by email!


Yoga Series 

Missing the gym or studio? We’ve got you. Build strength, resilience, and a sense of community with Ottawa residents during our series of virtual yoga classes from 10:30am to 11:30am on Sunday mornings. This series is entirely free, accessible to beginners, and open to friends and family! 

  • March 6 
  • March 13 
  • March 20


Virtual Baking Event – Coming Soon

Dust off your apron and preheat your oven – the NOSMU team is hosting a brownie-baking event later this month. Details to be announced by email shortly.


Beer and Cheese Tasting

Back by popular demand! PARO will provide a free beer and cheese sampler kit for residents from DAFT brewery, with the option of a double kit for a plus one ($25 for a double kit). Kits must be picked up at Daft brewery (768 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1G3).

Date: Friday, March 25th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free! ($25 for a double kit, to be paid at DAFT Brewery)

Deadline to register is March 22nd.

Virtual Book Club

We will be reading Crying in Hmart by Michelle Zauner, a New York Times Best Seller, and discussing as a group over Zoom.

Date: Wednesday, March 30th

Time: 7:00pm

Deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 27th.

Virtual Cooking Class

Yes, Chef! The Western PARO GC team is hosting a Salvadoran Pupusa Party on March 24th at 7pm. See your email for sign up details.