Staying connected with friends can be challenging, especially while learning from home. Friendship Friday is here to make that easier for you! We will be posting activities, information, contests and hosting Friends marathons!

Check the list below for the upcoming schedule. Details and links will be added soon!

Sept. 18 - Picture with Your Bestie Contest

Tag SaitsaLife in a picture on your Instagram story with your bestie and use #SaitsaBFF for a chance to win a prize! Follow our Instagram here for more details. 

Sept. 25 - Scavenger Hunt

Complete this at home scavenger hunt with your friend(s) virtually!

There are two scavenger hunts that can be downloaded. Download the Scavenger Hunts here!

You and your friend(s) can do the same scavenger hunt or do separate ones.

Find the items listed in the scavenger hunt, checking off each one you find. Show the items you find to your friend(s) virtually!

You need to find a different item for each point!

For more fun:
• Set a time limit with your friend(s)
• Add to the scavenger hunt with your own ideas of things to find

Students can either tag @saitsalife in their Facebook/Instagram story or DM @saitsalife on any of their social media platforms with a picture of their completed scavenger hunt items for a chance to win a prize! Post or DM must be sent by Fri. Oct 2.

Prize Details:
– There will be two prize winners
– Each winner gets a $50 gift card of their choice for themselves and a $50 gift card for the friend they completed the scavenger hunt with
– The $50 gift card will be from a place of their choice (provided that place has gift cards)

Oct. 2 - Friends Marathon

Take a break as we watch Friends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Follow the instructions below to get connected:

To tune into the Friends Marathon, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome here
  2. Click on the zoom link provided:https://zoom.us/j/95393306208?pwd=Rkl1TUlrOGJTSEJGeUpnNHlJbTdWUT09
  3. Find the Netflix Party link in the chat
  4. Click the shared link, login into your Netflix account and then click the red ‘NP’ logo at the top right of your Chrome browser
  5. Stay for one episode or stay for them all!

Could we be any more excited?

Oct. 9 - Things to do with Your Bestie During COVID-19

Hey students! These are some crazy times that we’re living in, which we know has made it hard to see friends! Even though so many of us are facing different circumstances and situations, we want to make sure that you are still able to stay connected with your friends, whether it be physically (distanced of course) or virtually! We hope that you enjoy some of these suggestions of things that you can do with your bestie during COVID-19!

 

Online:

– Fashion show! Time to do some cleaning and go through some clothes with some friends. Trust us, there is no reason to hold onto that shirt from 2011 that you haven’t worn in years. When you’re done, seal it up an donate it! We suggest:

  • Women In Need Society (WINS)
  • Diabetes Canada
  • Calgary Drop-In

– Netflix party! Use it to tune into our Movie Mondays with your friends or pick your favourites and stream a series or a movie with friends! https://saitsa.com/moviemonday/

– Join a Saitsa club! Here is the link for Saitsa Club information: https://saitsa.com/clubs/

– Play an online game together. Join us in our weekly Gaming Thursdays with a buddy (https://saitsa.com/gaming-thursday/).  Or pick a favourite of your own! We’ve been enjoying:

  • Jackbox
  • Amoung Us
  • League of Legends
  • Skribblio

– Do any of our Friendship Friday events with your buddy which are all online and free to do! https://saitsa.com/friendship-friday/

– A remote meal! Make something together, or just eat food together! 

– Go old fashioned and start a book club!

– Plan a group vacay for when this all goes back to normal! It’s a great way to take your mind off of the current situation and get excited for what’s to come! 

– Do some yoga or an online workout with your friends!

– Start a Discord channel with your friends.

– Facebook chat with your friends!

– Send cards with words of affirmation and positive messages! We could all use a little positivity in our life right now and whether you’re on the sending or receiving side, you’ll definitely feel happy!

– Share your favourite podcasts, videos, etc.

– Make crafts together through a video call. Check out Crafty Tuesday for ideas! https://saitsa.com/crafty-tuesday/

– Send a card or a collage of all your favourite photos together to your friends.

– Make a playlist together! Did you know that on Spotify you can create collaborative playlists? Create one with songs that you both love!

 

 

In person (physically distanced): 

– Do yoga or a workout in a park with your friends!

– Go on a hike! 

– Before the snow falls – have a picnic in a park (bring your own food of course!)

– Clean up your neighborhood! You’ll be able to stay distanced while also helping your community!

– Bake some goodies and drop them off at your friend’s house! Make sure you save a couple to snack on yourself!

– Check out the cool disc golf courses around YYC.

– Organize a scavenger hunt with your friends. This could be a scavenger within your own home, or around the city.

– Start a new hobby (knitting, playing guitar, etc.) and practice in a large space together.

– When the snow falls try out snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating or some other fun outdoor winter activities.

Oct. 16 - Favourite Memory with Your Friends

Tag @SaitsaLife in a picture on your Instagram story of your favorite memory with your friends and use #SaitsaBFF for a chance to win a prize! Follow our Instagram here for more details.

Oct. 23 - Friendship Trivia

Hey students! This can be a pretty weird time, so we put together this little trivia quiz to see who out of you and your bestie knows each other best! Complete the quiz yourself, and then complete it based on what you think that your bestie would say! Compare your answers and hopefully you have some laughs and learn more about each other!

  1. What’s your favorite movie?
  2. What’s your favorite snack?
  3. Favorite musical artist/band/group?
  4. Favorite thing to do to relax?
  5. What’s one thing that you like to do for fun?
  6. What’s your birthday? (Try not to use Facebook for your bestie’s hehe)
  7. What is your favorite colour?
  8. What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
  9. If you could choose anywhere to live, where would it be?
  10. Do you sing in the car or shower?
  11. Do you have any tattoos, what are they?
  12. Have you had any surgeries?
  13. Would you rather wear pants or shorts?
  14. Mountains or ocean?
  15. Is there an expression that you say often?
  16. Do you collect anything?
  17. What is your favorite holiday?
  18. What is your middle name?
  19. What is your favourite animal?
  20. What is your favourite season?
  21. What city were you born in?
  22. What is your favourite smell?
  23. Do you play an instrument? If so, which instrument?
  24. What is your favourite TV show?
  25. Do you prefer cats or dogs?

Feel free to add questions to this list to keep the fun times rolling!

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Bekah, and our Clubs Coordinator, Rochelle, played Friendship Trivia! Watch the video below.

 

Oct. 30 - Friends Marathon

Take a break as we watch Friends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Follow the instructions below to get connected:

To tune into the Friends Marathon, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome here
  2. Click on the zoom link provided: https://zoom.us/j/91841418251?pwd=cGI2ejJnRm1mcEpXSEFtZHN1eDNUQT09
  3. Find the Netflix Party link in the chat
  4. Click the shared link, login into your Netflix account and then click the red ‘NP’ logo at the top right of your Chrome browser
  5. Stay for one episode or stay for them all!

Could we be any more excited?

Nov. 6 - Contest (Favourite activity with your bestie)

For today’s Friendship Friday, we have a social media contest for you to enter!
Follow our Instagram here for details on how you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Amazon, SkipTheDishes or Walmart (your choice)

Nov. 13 - Friends Marathon

Take a break as we watch Friends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Follow the instructions below to get connected:

To tune into the Friends Marathon, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome here
  2. Click on the zoom link provided: https://zoom.us/j/97498212170?pwd=RHJwVzl0R2NoaldXTlJiVmcvT2djZz09
  3. Find the Netflix Party link in the chat
  4. Click the shared link, login into your Netflix account and then click the red ‘NP’ logo at the top right of your Chrome browser
  5. Stay for one episode or stay for them all!

Could we be any more excited?

Nov. 20 - Paint Night
Nov. 27 - Friends Marathon

Take a break as we watch Friends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Follow the instructions below to get connected:

To tune into the Friends Marathon, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome here
  2. Click on the zoom link provided:

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/97958132102?pwd=S2xMRkNZSi9OeUQrR21zNnJoMzgyZz09

    Meeting ID: 979 5813 2102
    Passcode: 5Pa4Xf

  3. Find the Netflix Party link in the chat
  4. Click the shared link, login into your Netflix account and then click the red ‘NP’ logo at the top right of your Chrome browser
  5. Stay for one episode or stay for them all!

Could we be any more excited?

Dec. 4 - How to Appreciate Your Friends During COVID

Details coming soon!

Dec. 11 - Friends Marathon

Take a break as we watch Friends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Follow the instructions below to get connected:

To tune into the Friends Marathon, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome here
  2. Click on the zoom link provided:https://zoom.us/j/95393306208?pwd=Rkl1TUlrOGJTSEJGeUpnNHlJbTdWUT09
  3. Find the Netflix Party link in the chat
  4. Click the shared link, login into your Netflix account and then click the red ‘NP’ logo at the top right of your Chrome browser
  5. Stay for one episode or stay for them all!

Could we be any more excited?