Final Farewells!

A fantastic last week here in Webequie! Our trip has been full of laughter, heart-warming conversation, adventure and learning. Tuesday, we taught stress management in class. This was a highly recommended topic and we were able to build off anger management as well. After our last call in to John’s WAHSA lecture, we had our final sports club – it lasted over two hours! We played broom ball, hockey, AND soccer. It was hilarious to watch the kids and their […]

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Pickle Lake: Goodbye Pickle!

Can you believe it? The Pickle Lakers have once again traversed the great Ontario highways to return home. We are relieved to inform you that the van (lovingly named Sully) has survived the astonishing 9000 kilometers we have racked up in the past 6 weeks. Props to Sully and a big thank you to Maggie’s family for allowing us to use it! Our last week has been a blur. Monday and Tuesday were spent alongside our fellow Mish PE’s preparing […]

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Post-project denial (Pt 1)

After six and a half weeks that will never be forgotten, new friends and a mountain of life lessons, Blizabeth’s adventure has ended, and after splitting up in Montreal they are back to being boring ol’ Blake and Liz. (Blizabeth—> Bl-izabeth—–> Blake + Elizabeth) But due to our tardiness on the blogisphere, you haven’t been updated on our last week yet! Unfortunately, our last week in Salluit was also exam time at Ikusik, so we didn’t get a chance to […]

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Mishkeegogamang: Makeovers, Soccer, Boyz becoming Men

Hello everyone! It’s been an eventful few weeks since we last posted so here is what we did from then until now! The past 2 weeks in Missabay we taught Substance Abuse to every grade from kindrgarten to grade 8 (tailoring lessons accordingly).  The students seemed very interested and we had a TON of questions that we answered for them.  The teachers were even very interested in the lessons and complimented our teaching style after class, which was very nice […]

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Potatoes, and condoms, and rockets! Oh, my!!

What has been going on with those Pondlets who have been slacking with their blogging? Well no worries, we are here now to fill you in! Sexual health week commences!! We started off last week teaching in grade 7, 8 and 9 classes about puberty. With some giggles, out of the way the students mastered their reproductive organ puzzles with the correct labels and everything. The boys even wanted to learn about menstruation and PMS (smart boys picking up on […]

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Pickle Lake: Julia was tickled (pickled?) to catch a fish!

It’s hard to believe in one week we will be back down South! Our last week is sure to fly by as we still have so many things we want to accomplish before another epic road trip with our loveable, noisy van named Sully. What have the Pickle PE’s been up to? Well, last Saturday we had a wonderful afternoon spent at the park with all the children of Pickle. What started off as a game of Spud ended in […]

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Time to Disco!

John Travolta and [insert famous female disco icon] here, with updates on Salluit! Last night was our disco where we had a chance to boogie down with some of the students from Ikusik and Blake had a chance to break the world record for most piggy backs in one night! Never has there been such a repeat of Blake and Liz’s (very minimal number of) dance moves. Blake also discovered his new-found talent; THE LIMBO! Now on to the rest […]

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Leadership Camp!

Our last week here in Webequie! We have accomplished so much, yet we still have so much more planned for this week. This weekend we hosted our Leadership Camp with great success. Unfortunately, the snow-y weather on Saturday meant attendance was very low; however, it also meant the most committed children came out! On Saturday, we focused on team dynamics, communication, and risk trust and risk. We had a lot of fun games, such as fort-building, a blind-folded scavenger hunt, […]

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If you wanna go and take a ride with me, we’re 3-wheelin’ in Pond instead of gettin tipsy, HEYY must mean we’re healthy!

Yeah we are trying to pull out some Nelly. If you couldn’t tell from the title (we really don’t think there should be any confusion) we were teaching substance abuse this week! Our week started off with teaching about smoking. Since Nunavut spent $42 million on tobacco last year, we realized how important it was to present the scary facts about smoking in a very engaging manner. We presented the bad effects of smoking with an interactive exercise with the […]

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Classic Qalunak: Showing up underdressed

WE WENT OUT ON THE LAND TODAY!!! SOOOOO AWWEEESSOOOMMEEE!!! But before we get to that, let’s talk about the rest of our jam packed, also very exciting week. We started off our week with our first Girls’ Night (ft. Blake) of the trip! We had a ton of fun making, decorating and eating (obviously) cupcakes, making bracelets and doing hair! Unfortunately, we did not have a full make-up kit, so the QHO Northern tradition of giving the males on the […]

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