The holiday season is fast approaching and it goes without saying that Christmas will be celebrated differently than it has ever been celebrated before.  Family visits will be limited and festivities will not include large family gatherings.

The recreation teams are working on innovative ways to make the holiday season special for residents and their families.  We therefore need your help in making Christmas special for the residents of our homes.

Actionmarguerite has partnered with Vidday (www.vidday.com), a company that offers families and friends a special opportunity to provide a once in a lifetime personalized holiday video to residents as a special and unique gift.

We invite you to create a special Christmas message, using the Vidday application, that either you or our recreation team can share with your love ones, come Christmas and New Year.  Not only will this be special for them, it will be a long lasting souvenir for your loved one, living through this 100-year pandemic.

The application is simple.  Once you have set up your event page by going to www.vidday.com, you simply invite as many family members and friends as you wish, by email or text, to contribute pictures, videos and holiday wishes to the resident.  Once all of the pictures or videos have been uploaded, Vidday sets up the full video in approximately 6 hours for you to then share.   If you do not know how to do this, ask your children or grandchildren.  All you need is a smartphone or a tablet and access to the internet.

For an example of a holiday video, please click on the following link.

Vidday is offering the families of Actionmarguerite a holiday special of 15% off the cost of producing the video by simply typing the promo code Actionmarguerite at checkout.  Prices are determined by the length of the video and not the amount of content.  Please note that they have customer service available 19 hours per day.

After it’s all done, simply connect with our recreation team by providing the link, who in turn will share this share the video with your loved one.  Please ensure that in your email you indicate your loved one’s name and unit/room number so that we ca redirected the link to the appropriate recreation worker.   Please send to one of the following email addresses:

Actionmarguerite St. Boniface: recreation.sb@actionmarguerite.ca

Actionmarguerite St. Vital: recreation.sv@actionmarguerite.ca

Actionmarguerite St. Joseph: recreation.sj@actionmarguerite.ca

Thank you and let’s celebrate a safe Christmas.