Let’s get physical- Physical Health that is!

We are now done our second day teaching at Nasivvik High School in Pond, and it has been awesome and very educational so far- for us definitely, and we hope for the students! Yesterday we taught 2 grades seven classes and 2 grade eight classes. All the students were great participants in the lessons, and had a bunch of questions for our question box afterwards (although a few of these questions went something like “Liz is cute”. Participation still!!). The […]

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Gaining 20 pounds on bannock

Gosh golly the Salluit crew has been a couple of busy caribou! (Is that the expression?) SO MUCH HOCKEY! SO MUCH FUN! We’ve been out of the bloggosphere for a few days, so this is going to be a long one! Let’s get to it! (Encore, le français est en bas) Friday, Ikusik`s guidance consellor Mary was nice enough to take us to the NV (the municipal building in Salluit) and translate our meeting with the Mayor into Inuktitut. We […]

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Cause baby there ain’t no iceberg tall enough to keep us from comin back to Pond!

What a wonderful weekend we had here in Pond! It all started with the flea market in the C-Hall. It was awesome to see all the authentic homemade food and items, and it was great to see so many people of the community all united in the same place. Not only did we realize we could not justify buying $10 orange juice at the store, but we also realized we could afford bannock… and lots of it. After all that […]

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrr It’s cold in here…. we must be Ontarians in this Northern-sphere! (we are lame and loving it)

Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik)! What a place this is, and what a welcome we have had! We arrived in Pond after a short delay in Iqaluit, at 8pm on Wednesday evening… to bright sunlight, and seriously aw-inspiring views. The people we have met the last few days in the community and in the schools (Nasivvik High School and Ulaajuk Primary School) have been equally as amazing and welcoming. Despite the almost 20 hours of day light (and even though the sun […]

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Mamatuk!! Mmm…it’s good! (unlike whatever Blake just cooked)

Between Blake flying stand-by, the 100km high winds, and Liz’s difficulties with directions, we weren’t sure how smoothly our trip would go…but we are happy to say we made it to Salluit!! We got in last night and were greeted by our wonderful homestay Barbara and her adorable and verrrrry entertaining 2-year-old foster son William! Salluit is such a beautiful community (note the picture below while appreciating Liz’s new-found photography skills) and we are so happy to be here, and […]

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Pickle Lake: In Pickle Lake, drove for days, on the playgrounds where I spent most of my days!

(You all finished that song in your head)! Back from a solid, snowy volleyball game with the Pickle Lake kids. Yes, it is snowing in Pickle Lake. Yes, it is summer. Julia is happy, Maggie is happier. Our fingers and toes are not. Yesterday we had a great day as we got to drive into Mishkeegogamang and were honoured to have a meeting with Connie, the chief. She had so many amazing ideas for us to work with during our […]

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(Français en bas)  After many goodbyes, giggles, crying, and whatever Liz did before we left, Blizabeth Linthmunn (for those out of the loop, that’s Blake Linthwaite and Elizabeth Munn mashed together) ARE OFF TO SALLUIT!…or at least in the Montreal airport. Blake’s mummy was nice enough to drive us to the Montreal airport with our two 30kg bags stuffed with weeks worth of dried food and copious amounts peanut butter (our favourite). We did go over the weight limit initially […]

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Pickle Lake: Football MVP’s and lots of TVP

Maggie and Julia here – We are thrilled to find ourselves surrounded by a whole new circle of friends in Pickle Lake. We’re tickled (cause it rhymes with Pickle(d)) to meet the neighbors and so excited to finally be in town.  Julia was thrilled to find a bow flex in the living room and a large hill nearby to run her little heart out. Maggie wants all of the dogs. Today we headed for Crolancia to meet with the principal […]

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After hours of packing aka stuffing every possible item we own into hockey bags we own as true Canadians (Toronto Maple Leafs bag represent !!…. haters gonna hate) we think we are finally prepared to leave K-town. Even though our self-esteem took quite the beating when we realized we really aren’t as jacked as we think we are once it came to lifting them, Pond here we come! WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! After experiencing a night of luxury […]

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Pickle Lake: Greetings from Thunder Bay!!! 

We left Kingston at 7am with four large coffees, an epic playlist, and a van named Sully packed to the brim with food to last for weeks (hopefully). Twenty hours, many energy drinks, sing-alongs (aka Nick rapping to us), and scenic shots later we safely arrived in Thunder Bay. Unfortunately, no moose sightings as of yet. Not to worry though, there’s still another eight hours until the end of the highway and our expected arrival in the town of Pickle […]

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