Happy Canada Day from the NSNU
The Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union wishes our members, their families and all Canadians a safe, happy and healthy Canada Day. Thank you to all nurses who are working through the holiday.
Please enjoy this rendition of O Canada, performed by members of the NSNU.
It is now more important than ever to decompress and feel the support of those around you. This page is dedicated to giving nurses a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload and anxiety.
Please enjoy these videos, quotes and activities. If you have suggestions for items that could be added to this page to improve user experience, please email them to nsnu.office [at] nsnu.ca.
An Ode to NSNU Nurses
"The simple act of caring is heroic." - Edward Albert
Summer Safety and Fun
With warmer weather and longer days here for the next few months, many of us are ready to hit the great outdoors and enjoy another beautiful summer in Nova Scotia. While we’re enjoying outdoor activities, let’s all do our part to keep our families and communities safe and healthy.
This year summer activities will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy this time of year to the fullest. Here are few ideas for how you can enjoy Summer 2020, while remaining COVID-conscious.
Summer Attractions and Festivals (Subject to Change)
A Little Good News
Tanas Sylliboy is happy to be able to help his community, and others, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find More Good News
"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill." – Sara Moss-Wolfe
Canada’s best and brightest banded together to show support for Food Banks Canada’s $150-million coronavirus campaign in Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a TV special packed with Canuck celebrity appearances and musical performances.
#CanadaTogether is a national initiative to inspire, educate & engage Canadians
as we band together during these times. Whether it’s news, financial assistance, or tips for entertaining kids, you’ve come to the right place!
On Saturday, April 18th, artists from around the world came together for an online concert to celebrate COVID-19 workers. The music and showcases of people working on the front lines came together to create a special event that honours the human spirit, resilience, and generosity. Please enjoy the One World: Together at Home special at the link below.
“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed” – Dale Carnegie
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
The Louvre – Paris, France
The Vatican – Vatican City, Rome, Italy
State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg, Russia
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey, California
Explore more sites on Google Arts & Culture
"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
The Berlin Philharmonic – Voucher for Free Online Content
The Metropolitan Opera – Nightly Opera Stream
Stream new releases
Rather than delay new releases, production companies have teamed up with streaming services to release new movies to the public. Use your existing accounts to rent 2020 films, including Onward, The Invisible Man and Emma on Amazon and Apple, or Frozen 2 on Disney+.
Check out this list for more films you can screen from home.
Read free e-Books
E-book website Scribd offers a 30-day free trial with access to their online library. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman