First 24 hours in Salluit!

Hello! Bonjour! WE HAVE ARRIVED! We flew into the Salluit airport yesterday after overcoming the fear of over weight bags, but we did it! (Our carry-ons may or may not have been placed in cargo…) anyways it was a great trip and its amazing how things change so quickly without even going too far! Due to our plane delay leaving Montreal, we arrived about 45 min late into the airport which created some confusion for the pick up that we […]

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Day 2…Now We Here

Twenty-six hours and 2400 km later, we are pleased to announce our arrival in Pickle Lake, Ontario. The drive was filled with a truly overwhelming number of rocks, trees and Subway restaurants. Upon our arrival in Pickle we were warmly greeted by one of our contacts in the community, Lucie, and our hosts. Tomorrow we will tour around Pickle Lake and Mishkeegogamang meeting with various people in the communities and making final preparations, we couldn’t be more excited! Here are […]

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Pickle/Mish DAY 1

After months of preparation, weeks of planning and days of shopping we are excited to announce that we have finally left for project! We managed to fit everything in the back of our brand new rental van (dubbed Black Betty) and were sent off by our amazing Project Directors Fabi, Liz and Maggie. Our first day of travels took us all the way from Kingston to Huntsville, where we spent the night at Nick’s house and got rested up for […]

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PPD (Pt 2)

We flew out of Salluit 16 days ago, and it has been 15 and a half days since we started missing it. It is hard to believe such an incredible experience is over, and while 46 days does not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of things, it is one we will never forget. It was a priviledge to work with and get to know the students, teachers, elders, healthcare workers and community members of this beautiful community. […]

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