Week 1 in the books!

Greetings from Webequie! After a bittersweet goodbye to John and Laura, we began our final leg of the journey and boarded our plane to Webequie. We can’t wait to her all about the great things they experience in Pickle/Mish! We stopped in Kasabonika Lake, then in Souix Lookout, and finally landed at the Webequie airport, where we were greeted by our pickup. We couldn’t keep our eyes off the beautiful landscape during the flight! After moving our things into our accommodations the […]

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We (finally) made it to Salluit!

After days of travelling, a total number of 10 take-offs, we have finally arrived in Salluit and we could not be happier! As many of you may know by now, bad weather and high winds prevented us from landing in Salluit on the 27th, and then again on the 28th. Although it was a wee bit inconvenient, we were far from being “stranded.” In fact, we’d like to think these two days allowed us to get a better idea of the “North” […]

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Off to a Great Start!

Hello again! The big day we were waiting for was finally here! We began our day off pretty early in order to make sure our suitcases were all within the proper weight requirements and of course for some last minute packing. We were both worried whether or not the meat that we had bought the previous day would go bad as we only had a few icepacks. Lucky for us we had Kelly and Jeff who came up with a […]

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We’re Off!!!

Greetings from Montreal Airport! It is 8:50 and we are impatiently waiting to board our first plane to Puvirnituq, on route to Salluit! We are very excited and can’t believe that we are finally setting off today! After months of hard work, fundraising and preparation (under the amazing guidance of our lovely P.D. Erinn, Erin and Kelsey!!) we feel ready to embark on our Northern adventure! We look forward to settling in tomorrow and meeting the community! … and to catching […]

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The Road to Web!

Greetings from Thunder Bay! After a long day and a half of travels, including a lovely stay with the Lapp family in Huntsville, we have made it safely to Thunder Bay! The Lapps generously let us spend the night at their lovely home in Huntsville and made a delicious dinner, before we headed off at 7 AM yesterday morning. The drive was beautiful, we even saw a moose! With a few stops along including the giant nickel in Sudbury, lunch in […]

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Next stop: Pickle Lake!

Good Morning from Thunder Bay!! I know we said the next post would be from Pickle Lake, but we just had such a wonderful day yesterday we wanted to share! We woke up bright and early, and left the Lapp’s beautiful home in Huntsville! We are so grateful for their incredible hospitality. After enjoying a great breakfast we filled the tank and took to the open road. With Katie behind the wheel we were cruising to Sudbury, singing along and […]

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Welcome to Fort Providence!!!

    Hello family, friends and interested readers – we welcome you to join us at the beginning of our adventure. Our journey began Saturday at 4:30am- it was quite the early morning at Pearson International Airport. After saying goodbye to our families, we went to go check our “slightly” heavy bags. The suitcase that was filled with our fun teaching supplies barely made it on at a whopping 49.6lbs (please note: the limit was 50lbs).  After landing in Yellowknife, we headed […]

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The Start to a Northern Adventure!

Hey there family and friends, Tomorrow is the big day that we are leaving for our Northern adventure to Pond Inlet, Nunavut! In preparation for the trip we picked up a ton of food and supplies as it can be quite expensive up north (hopefully our suitcases aren’t too overweight!) A big shout out to Kelly and Jeff for helping us buy our groceries, pack the food, and teaching us some quick cooking tricks along the way. So thanks you […]

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On the road!

Hello family, friends and followers! We are so excited to be on the road to Pickle Lake and Mishkeegogamang! Today we embarked on our three-day road trip up North, making stops in Huntsville and Thunder Bay before arriving at our final destination: Pickle Lake! http://picklelake.ca/ We have spent so much time preparing and heard so much about Pickle and Mish from past QHO peer educators that we just can’t wait to be there ourselves! Today is also an extra special […]

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