Meet Caroline Stokes, a local Edmonton comedian-artist who wants you to feel good! Her beloved characters Doug Carl and Wendy with a Smile (just to name a few) want that too. While she loves performing onstage, she has found a niche online celebrating talent and “Normalizing Awkwardness” with her well-intentioned movement series #CarolineSideBySide. During the pandemic, her passion made national news and continues to be shared widely as people find comfort in her comedic, uplifting, and colourful content — check out her remakes of The Queen’s Gambit and The Handmaid’s Tale! Whether she’s performing live or behind a camera, one thing is certain…it’s gotta be kind.
No matter how you explore, be sure to continue practicing physical distancing, frequent handwashing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe. Some of the businesses mentioned here may be offering modified services at this time. Please check their individual websites for the latest updates, and note any applicable health/safety restrictions (you can always use this guide to inspire a future outing too!).