If you've been feeling especially blue and stir-crazy lately, you're certainly not alone.
And while you won't get to spend in-person time with your pals anytime soon, there are a multitude of ways to engage with people online.
Last Friday, for example, a local group of sober-party enthusiasts threw a massive virtual dance party for islolated individuals across the Lower Mainland.
VYVE, the group formerly known as Party4Health, strives to provide opportunities for people to engage with one another in a “party” atmosphere – minus the toxic social norms associated with conventional partying. Group founder Jacques Martiquet remarks that, "We get high off human connection, not drugs and alcohol."
Now, the sober-party pals have opened doors to their online discotheque and fun club: QuaranTEAM Disco.
The new virtual discotheque will offer a fun experience online both Friday and Saturday nights. The experience will feature music, singing and fun activities facilitated by VYVE party scientists.
"We're on the same team. If we support each other, share joy and kindness with one another, we're much more likely to get through this without our mental health plummetting" explains Christopher Ravadilla, Chief Connection Officer at VYVE.
Chris and his team say that they have committed to hosting affordable, unforgettable party experiences on Friday and Saturday nights, and free Facebook-Live party experiences daily.
Organizers state that these digital dance parties are facilitated, "in a fashion that makes everyone feel unified, joyful, unchained, and loving." Moreover, they say the experience will allow particpiants to "feel like a new person" and to feel "safe to dance like an idiot."
Known for having parties all over the Lower Mainland - from Vancouver International Airport to the SkyTrain to the Lion's Gate Bridge - it makes sense that VYVE is flexible with it's festive arrangements.
QuaranTEAM Disco | A Virtual Dance Party Experience
When: Every Friday and Saturday
Find out more information here.