It may be a sense of normal more felt by the youth of the community over anyone else.
Over the past weekend, more youth sports activities are starting to take place across the city; even including North Bay teams hosting out-of-town competitions for the first time since the summer of 2019.
On Amelia Field of Memorial Drive, the Under-11 Lakers soccer team hosted a team from Barrie, while just off Oak Street, U16 and U12 Vision Volleyball athletes took part in some exciting beach volleyball action.
On the south end of the city at Steve Omischl Sports Complex, the turf fields were hosting Bulldogs Flag Football.
Melinda Fry, Manager of Sports and Events, is glad to be able to allow youth sports to get back on North Bay fields.
"It's been a busy few weeks as we have rolled out play on our fields," said Fry.
"This past weekend we successfully hosted a variety of sports and games It's great to be able to allow for sporting activity to happen in our community."
Meantime, on Monday morning the Pete Palangio arena opened up for ice hockey for the first time in 2021.
"Ice users were very excited to be able to jump on the ice today," admitted Fry.
"We have restrictions in place following the Health Guidelines, but we are so happy to be able to open."