News & Updates

Anxiety Coping Strategies from the Canadian Mental Health Association

It is normal to feel anxious, stressed and lonely during these uncertain times. Increased isolation, change in routine, and fear can all have a major impact on our well-being. Although we can’t always control external events, we can control how we respond to them. Here are some tips from the Canadian Mental Health Association on how to regain power during these difficult times.

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Live Streams & Concerts to Watch

Presented by Start.ca

While we can’t open our doors to you just yet, we still want to bring you entertainment! As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life at home, several artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times.

The entertainment world has come together during this time and thanks to their dedication and creativity, there are plenty of things you can watch from the comfort of your couch. From Miley Cyrus to the Harlem Globetrotters, there is something for everyone!

For a list of local artists performing on Facebook live CLICK HERE

Keep following this page for updates.

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Support Black Lives Matter - Donations, Resources and More

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, thousands of people gathered in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Victoria Park and the weekend’s rally has taught us that we need to continue to take action. 

Budweiser Gardens and Spectra have a responsibility to the diverse communities in which we live and work. To champion social justice, equality and meaningful change. To call out and condemn racism, hatred and violence. We must redirect the roar of the crowd to now demand real, systemic change. We stand with our colleagues, partners and neighbours as we make our voices heard and challenge injustice.

We've compiled some resources to help amplify forces for change in our community and within Canada, from donating to educational tools and more.

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Ways to Stay Social Despite the Distance

While it’s important for everyone to stay home and practice physical distancing, staying socially connected with family and friends is incredibly helpful for everyone’s mental health. Here are some creative ways to connect with friends and family:

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Gardening Tips brought to you by Heeman's!

Looking to revamp your garden this summer? Now is the perfect time to get your yard garden ready! Check out these tips provided by Heeman's for vegetable and container gardening. 

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Budweiser Gardens Puzzles

We miss you! We miss the excitement of the crowd, the intensity of the music and the smiles.....we miss the smiles! If you miss us as much as we miss you, you might want to have some fun with the below online puzzles! 

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Delicious Meals to Try at Home!

Provided by the Fanshawe College Culinary Arts Students

Looking for some inspiration for your next meal? Thanks to Fanshawe College's Culinary Arts Program we have some tasty restaurant-quality recipes you can try at home!

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Handy Tips to Support Local Music

In response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to close their doors. One of the earliest impacted sectors was the entertainment industry. With the closure of music venues, theatres, bars and pubs, live music events came to a rapid halt in an effort to 'flatten the curve'. The result has left many musicians and industry workers without an income. We all cherish the creators and the value they bring to our communities both socially and economically. Below are a couple suggestions on how you as an individual can continue to support the musicians and those who work in the music and entertainment industry. 

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