Day 1

We may have just completed the hardest task of the entire trip – packing! Heading to the airport now and can’t wait to start our adventure (: Wish us luck (but actually… we don’t know if we are allowed all this luggage on the plane!!)

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So Long, Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

Blogging community: we regret to inform you that this will be our last blog. Our 6 weeks spent in Webequie have flown by and we cannot believe that Saturday we will be back on the mainland of Thunder Bay, Ontario (cell phone reception?) and after a 4 hour lay-over Toronto, Ontario. The people and kids we have met here in Webequie have been so welcoming and memorable – we have so many thank you’s to give. We spent 7 hours […]

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“3 Funnest Ladies in Town”

Today the tribes merged, as new guests have arrived at the hotel – bringing with them food and preserves. They are leaving on Thursday. We may not have to start eating one another if they leave food behind. Yesterday, casually digging amongst the boxes of remnants from last Christmas, Sarah found a box of pancake mix. There was no expiry date, all systems go! On the breakfast menu: pancakes, syrup and smiles all around. Speaking of “borrowing” food, our Girl’s […]

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The Tribe Has Spoken

Remember that time when we said it was hot, sunny, and the kids were swimming? And that people down south should be jealous? Oh right. It is now –10 degrees at night, snowing and we are without heat, hot water, telephone, and to top it all off, Bryan has left us again (forever). Thankfully, Barney Beaver (the hotel manager), has come to our rescue once again, providing us with the aforementioned amenities. Without him, we would still be suffering from […]

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Roaming around the Webequie desert

 “Hello…How about that Walking Club? I guess that’s what they call it in Webequie. Ha. Ha… You guys might not know this, but we consider ourselves a bit like loners – we tend to think of ourselves as a three-man wolfpack. But when we brought Bryan home, we knew he was one of our own. And the wolfpack, it grew by one. So there, there was four of us in the wolfpack. We were alone first in the pack and […]

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4 tampons, 3 lubricated condoms and 2 wooden penises…its Sexual Health Week in Webequie!

The wolf pack holds strong. Late Sunday Afternoon: silence in the kitchen. Meagan angrily uses all of her elbow grease to scrape the burned remnants off the bottom of the pot, while Sarah stands in silence dish-rag in hand. Hilary, demoted to laundry in the bathtub… 3 hours earlier…Hilary enthusiastically offered to put her savy culinary skills to work by making a chili that would last us the week. Meagan and Sarah, overjoyed with the offer, continued prepping lessons as […]

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At least the kids are honest…

In the middle of our classic blog brainstorming session while washing dishes, our ingenious thoughts were interrupted by the sound of children’s stomping feet, shortly followed by the whaling of the fire alarm. When the children were asked by the Northern Store manager what they were doing outside, they responded, “we pulled the fire alarm!” … we appreciate their honesty. When we tried to give them an important life lesson about not pulling fire alarms when there is no emergency, […]

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Spring is in the air and the wolf pack can smell it…

Things have heated up in Webequie, and we are not talking about the weather. Yes folks, the dogs/wolves are in heat. Keep all single canines and females alike, locked up. Our wolf pack woes continue as they now serenade us with howls as we sprint past them on our run. As we are fearing for our safety from the wolf pack, we have legitimately become best friends with our neighbour Bryan (some wishes do come true girls). Also note, Bryan […]

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The Wolfpack Expands

Another eventful couple days in Webequie! We’ve been meeting with various community members to figure out what topics will be most relevant for us to start teaching next week. After talking with Cliff, the nurse in charge at the nursing station, we realized that highlighting aspects of substance abuse and STI’s will be quite relevant due to the needle exchange program that is set up in the community. We also met with a mental health worker named Emily, who gave […]

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