Pssssh Mount Everest!

We are champions of the wilderness. Not only do we have a nose for adventure but we also possess piercing eyes to see our goals, ears to hear the terrified scream of nature cowering before us and mouths to taste the oh so delicious taste of victory. With our (not so) bare hands, we engaged Mother Nature in an epic struggle for northern supremacy and came out not only alive but also slightly sun and wind burnt; proud scars of […]

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Another snowy day in May!

As we sit writing this blog the snow keeps falling. The weather report calls for sunshine, but the chilly weather keeps persisting! While this might be hurting our plans to gain a raccoon tan, it’s great for the villagers who are still able to fish on the frozen lake. On Victoria Day, we worked on our Mental Health week lessons (school was closed), and got a surprise call from Josapie, a village elder. He invited us to join him and […]

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“Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya” Soccer Shenanigans

Hello again to our family, friends and fellow followers. We apologize to all our readers who have been anxiously waiting to hear about our exciting adventures here in northern Ontario. As you might have seen from our last post, we have been busy posing for pictures in the water bomber for our upcoming CD. Thank you Miles for graciously offering to escort us to the MNR base, and to the two very friendly pilots who took the time to show […]

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Rainboots and Roads!

Spring has sprung here in Pond and we have traded in our Sorels for rainboots. This also means we have to actually walk on the roads as cutting across the fields and yards results in being swallowed by the melting slush which is thigh deep! It has been a very busy and eventful week, although it started off with a lovely long weekend. Last Friday we went out on the land for the first time with the teachers to meet […]

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The Tribe Has Spoken

Remember that time when we said it was hot, sunny, and the kids were swimming? And that people down south should be jealous? Oh right. It is now –10 degrees at night, snowing and we are without heat, hot water, telephone, and to top it all off, Bryan has left us again (forever). Thankfully, Barney Beaver (the hotel manager), has come to our rescue once again, providing us with the aforementioned amenities. Without him, we would still be suffering from […]

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From Movie Madness to Henna Hysteria

As this blog is written we are sitting in our living room with feet up and a warm drink in hand, completely exhausted from an incredible 5 and half hour hike through the tundra with two of Ikusik’s teachers. The view, the land, the birds, the calmness and the difficult climb left us amazed. Though it may take time to realize it, the North is truly an incredible untouched gem. In the last couple of days, we have been going […]

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Roaming around the Webequie desert

 “Hello…How about that Walking Club? I guess that’s what they call it in Webequie. Ha. Ha… You guys might not know this, but we consider ourselves a bit like loners – we tend to think of ourselves as a three-man wolfpack. But when we brought Bryan home, we knew he was one of our own. And the wolfpack, it grew by one. So there, there was four of us in the wolfpack. We were alone first in the pack and […]

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Their eyes met, the world melted and suddenly time seemed to stand still. Andrea now knew what had been absent from her life. Rainbow’s cream-colour fur felt soft as feathers in her hands as Andrea lifted the shivering puppy from the frozen earth. Rainbow licked her nose and instantly a friendship was born.   But then disaster struck! Rainbow was missing! Lost in the bleak terrain without food, water or shelter. The puppy, gentle and meek, the runt of her […]

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“If someone had twins they could call them mary and juana”

Lessons learned: By no means is the ‘Hoedown Throwdown’ a hip-hop dance. Emma and Ellie are boy magnets – even at nail polish club. Bannock is more addictive a substance than nicotine.   When we woke up Tuesday with only three classes to teach we thought it would be a slower paced, relaxing day. So funny how we both ended up falling asleep by 10pm (taking notes from you Pickle/Mish!).  The classes on alcohol went well, another tricky subject to […]

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