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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Ikki!! (Cold!)

Here we are sitting on Ellie’s leopard print couch back in Kingston, feel quite icky ourselves. Our final week in Pond Inlet flew by, filled with graduation and other year end wrap ups, so as for our last blog we will give you a run down of everything that happened!      We taught leadership and communication to the Grade 7, 8, and 9s, playing loads of games and jeopardy! Monday we did a question and answer class on Sexual […]

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The Salluit Sistaz Say Salut!

Dear family, friends, and devoted readers: we are sad to report that this is our last blog post, but we have spent an incredible six weeks in Salluit that we will never forget. Here is an update on our last couple of days in this (still) snowy paradise. After much preparation, we successfully pulled off our “Salluit Masters” game on Wednesday with the students and teachers at Ikusik. This was a modified version of a scavenger hunt, with “Masters” (ie. […]

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It’s a Beautiful Day for a…. Sports Day?

Hello once again to our beloved Pickle People fans! It’s time for another BLOG! We last left our readers as we awaited our weekend trip to Dryden. The first notable mention of the trip is the first stoplight we had seen in around 5 weeks. It had been so long, our trusty driver, Eric almost forgot what to do at one. After finally finding a place open for lunch on a Sunday, we all sat down to what we considered […]

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And to think our parents were worried we wouldn’t eat enough in Salluit…

It seems like just yesterday that we first arrived, but our final week in Salluit has already begun! Last week we taught many lessons on substance abuse, including some very successful smoking lessons where we showed the students other products that contain the same chemicals as cigarettes (gasoline, toilet bowl cleaner and moth balls to name a few). We even had one question in our question box asking how someone can quit smoking, so we feel this lesson was very […]

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GIRLSNIGHTINTHEAFTERNOON2011

It was the most anticipated event of the season, we got our PR department working hard at art club on Thursday, pumping out poster advertisements for the marketing trifecta: Ulaajuk, Nasivvik and Co-op. Girlsnightintheafternoon2011, more commonly known as Girl’s Party took place at Nasivvik school gym at 2 pm on Saturday. We got to school nice and early around 10 am to day some baking, at 12:30 some grade 9 helpers showed up and we put them to work decorating […]

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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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The ABC’s of Salluit

A is for Annie Alaku – On Tuesday we invited Annie, a community elder and past principal, to return to Ikusik School and talk to the students about physical and sexual abuse. First, she spoke to the older students, and then to the grade 5 & 6 students. Thanks to the translations by an Inuk teacher sitting next to us, we were very lucky to be a part of this moving presentation. She spoke from personal experience and from the heart […]

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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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One pink prostate and two proud parents!

Last week ended with our best moment in Pond yet (that is until yesterday) when we took our leadership course kids on a field trip the health center. We met with Apphia, the community health rep and looked around the resource room showing them all the great info that is available to them. Then Apphia gave a small talk about what she does which turned into a motivating speech about how change in the community has to come from the […]

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