You Know You’re Lost When You Reach The American Border

After a day of shopping, two days of driving, and many stories to tell already, we’ve finally arrived in Pickle Lake, Ontario! The day before leaving, Michaela and Jessica attempted to buy 7 weeks of food from Costco and Price Chopper, resulting in two overflowing grocery carts and many funny looks. They also bought all of our teaching supplies, and after loading all of bags into Jessica’s front hall, we all wondered how everything was going to fit in Eric’s […]

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The Wolfpack Expands

Another eventful couple days in Webequie! We’ve been meeting with various community members to figure out what topics will be most relevant for us to start teaching next week. After talking with Cliff, the nurse in charge at the nursing station, we realized that highlighting aspects of substance abuse and STI’s will be quite relevant due to the needle exchange program that is set up in the community. We also met with a mental health worker named Emily, who gave […]

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Our 300lb Journey to Webequie

We arrived at the airport with 4 large suitcases, a hockey bag, 3 secretly overweight carry-ons, 3 backpacks, and our smiling faces – ready to take on any strict service agents. Unfortunately, our smiling faces did not help and we spent half an hour, sweating and grunting, re-organizing all 11 bags to make weight requirements. Clothes, tuna, and protein powder were flying all over the airport while other travelers watched in horror. We had to sacrifice 3 cans of corn, […]

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