Too often, people complain about Zoom fatigue or lack of attraction for people to stay in front of their computer or device for longer than the average attention span (which is shrinking as we speak). At Everything Goes Virtual, we think interaction is key!
The first-ever Virtual Charity Chinese New Year Cooking with Chef Denice Wai took place online while streamed live from a physical venue. It attracted much media attention because they appreciate the intricacy of it.
Due to the pandemic, it is difficult for families to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox together. Grandparents, parents, and grandchildren were not able to get together for the traditional new year eve dinner or other forms of celebration if they were not from the same household.
EverythingGoesVirtual.com is a platform that enables different parties to stay connected. While it is mainly for business use, such as hosting of webinars, workshops, or fund-raising events, it is also perfect for celebrating festivities.
Chef Denice demonstrated two traditional Chinese New Year dishes, with a healthy twist. Participants interacted with her and asked questions, much like in a physical setting. She provided feedback and advice in real time!
The spots in the Zoom Room were literally filled within hours. Participating families were from different backgrounds including Canadian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Apparently, they all shared a passion for Chinese cooking, food, and culture. Of note is that a grandmother in Richmond, BC was joined by her daughter and three grandchildren in Alberta, AB. It makes this charity cooking event truly multicultural and multi-generational – to stay connected, although apart.
The event was made possible with the generous support of Aspac Developments in providing the filming venue and Lansdowne Centre in supporting the chef’s participation and providing the ingredients to all participants.
The event was free to join. Participants and the public are encouraged to donate to Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives at https://www.rcrg.org/Donate.
The cooking show was archived for viewing.
In pandemic times, especially with the social gatherings restrictions extended to January 8, 2021, it is more important than ever to stay connected with your colleagues, clients, friends, and families. Celebrate those special moments together, apart.
There are Zoom events that you want to exit after the first five minutes. And it’s easy to do on a virtual platform. Don’t pretend, I know you’ve done it before. You don’t have to excuse yourself or find the right time to leave, it’s just a click away for joining and leaving, and no one will notice especially if it is a big group.
There are also Zoom events that are engaging and you want to stay. What makes the difference?
The first of its kind 3D virtual grocery store just launched in Toronto.
“This premium experience enhances both customer engagement and convenience, and lets customers get a close-up view of store items within each aisle, letting them feel like they are physically in the store.” said Julian Gleizer, CEO and Founder of Inabuggy.
Click here to get a glimpse into the shopping experience of the future.
Contact us today to unveil the combination of connection, joyfulness and safety this Christmas.
British Columbia recorded nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths over the course of two days, and Dr. Bonnie Henry revealed a range of new public health orders aimed at keeping the record case numbers down.
"We need to reduce our social interactions and social gatherings,” she said. “Let’s be inventive and go back to the resourceful things we did earlier this year. Go virtual. We can get through these dark times.”
Click here to find about more about the new public health orders in place.
Everything Goes Virtual is here to provide holidays event solutions. Contact us to start planning your virtual celebration and share the gift of safety and joy to your loved ones this Christmas.
2020 is a tough year for everyone. As Canada is in the grips of a second pandemic wave, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urges Canadians to do the right thing, lean on each other and use all the tools that we can.
We understand many are increasingly frustrated by the measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, yet doing the RIGHT thing does not have to be hard.
We focus our event solutions on interactivity as the desire for human connections has grown greater than ever. Our turn-key virtual event is a lifestyle in the new normal that allows everyone to continue the celebration while working together to diminish the impact of COVID-19.
Contact us today for your virtual festive event consultation, and unbox the combination of connection, joyfulness and safety this Christmas.
Talking about this year's Thanksgiving, Dr. Bonnie Henry gave us another thought-provoking comment that our celebration should be "Large in gratitude but small in size". This is so true and that is how our lifestyle should be adjusted to keep our loved ones safe.
Smaller gatherings this Thanksgiving means businesses and charities are pivoting
According to the Leger's Weekly Survey, over 70% of Canadians only celebrate within their close or immediate family to reduce unnecessary social interactions, and only 30% replace in-person gatherings with virtual meetings.
COVID-19 should not be the reason to stop us from connecting and socializing. If you are looking for safe alternatives to connect beyond your closest social bubble, contact us for the solution to bridge the physical distance between you and your community.
Source: The Canadian Press and Leger's Weekly Survey, October 5, 2020
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested, Canadians need to be vigilant with the holiday plans as the country is at crossroads.
Read the media coverage on this issue:
Other parts of the world also share the same experience:
Safety is the top priority of all during the pandemic, and in-person work parties and large gatherings are now discouraged as only gatherings of up to 6 people is endorsed. The celebration, yet, can continue in alternative ways. Contact us to customize your special celebration for the upcoming holidays.