Pssssh Mount Everest!

We are champions of the wilderness. Not only do we have a nose for adventure but we also possess piercing eyes to see our goals, ears to hear the terrified scream of nature cowering before us and mouths to taste the oh so delicious taste of victory. With our (not so) bare hands, we engaged Mother Nature in an epic struggle for northern supremacy and came out not only alive but also slightly sun and wind burnt; proud scars of […]

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Their eyes met, the world melted and suddenly time seemed to stand still. Andrea now knew what had been absent from her life. Rainbow’s cream-colour fur felt soft as feathers in her hands as Andrea lifted the shivering puppy from the frozen earth. Rainbow licked her nose and instantly a friendship was born.   But then disaster struck! Rainbow was missing! Lost in the bleak terrain without food, water or shelter. The puppy, gentle and meek, the runt of her […]

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I can’t cook… Me neither… Let’s have a feast!

Every time you do something for the first time, it’s a learning process. Every time you do something with kids for the first time, it’s a recovery process. We consider ourselves pretty active individuals; Andrea runs, does yoga and plays ultimate while being the object of every girl’s dreams keeps Andrew on his toes. However we both agree that teaching kids can make even the most gruelling of physical activities seem like a stroll in the park. And we wouldn’t […]

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“I broke a kid’s arm in 7 places cause I threw the ball too hard”

It was Monday. For those of you unaware, that’s the day that follows those 2 days where you tell yourself you’re going to be really productive and finish the things you had been putting off during the week only to realize that it’s dinner and you haven’t even finished your witty facebook post about how unproductive the previous day was (this of course didn’t happen to us as pointed out in the previous post). It’s also the day associated with […]

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Are you guys brother and sister? Boyfriend and girlfriend? Mother and son?

Hello friends! It’s been a fun and exciting few days here in Res olute! Full days packed with new faces, inspiring discussions, and kids with limitless energy. Andrew and Andrea, who are typical night-owls, find themselves exhausted by 8pm. Upon arrival, we had heard word from the children that the Breakfast Club at Qarmartalik (the elementary/high school) was the place to be at 8:30am—which was great to hear!! So Friday morning, that’s where Andrew and Andrea were headed, grins broad, ready […]

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Warm Greetings from a Cold Climate

For 216 days we have been perspiring sweat, blood and tears preparing ourselves for our eventful trip north. In 215 seconds we were left befuddled at what kids these days considered “sick” (cool was so yesterday). Ok, so maybe not the most dramatic series of events leading up to our trip to Resolute Bay but it really just goes to show that no matter how prepared you think you are, it’s the little things that always inevitably make you cock […]

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