Pickle Lake and Mishkeegogamang

Day 2…Now We Here

Twenty-six hours and 2400 km later, we are pleased to announce our arrival in Pickle Lake, Ontario. The drive was filled with a truly overwhelming number of rocks, trees and Subway restaurants. Upon our arrival in Pickle we were warmly greeted by one of our contacts in the community, Lucie, and our hosts. Tomorrow we will tour around Pickle Lake and Mishkeegogamang meeting with various people in the communities and making final preparations, we couldn’t be more excited! Here are […]

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Pickle/Mish DAY 1

After months of preparation, weeks of planning and days of shopping we are excited to announce that we have finally left for project! We managed to fit everything in the back of our brand new rental van (dubbed Black Betty) and were sent off by our amazing Project Directors Fabi, Liz and Maggie. Our first day of travels took us all the way from Kingston to Huntsville, where we spent the night at Nick’s house and got rested up for […]

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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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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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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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Pickle Lake: Cupcakes, Snow and How-to-say-No!

Where have the Pickle Lakers been all this time you ask? Not to worry, we can fill you in! We are four weeks into our stay in the lovely town at the end of the highway. It is crazy to think we have only two more weeks left here, and so many more things to do! We have been running around for the past two weeks gearing up for Girl’s Nights, road tripping to Powwows, fishing, and lesson planning for […]

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Pickle Lake: Our Second Week!

Hi Everyone!  It has been another wonderful week at Crolancia. Our emphasis was on Nutrition and Physical Health at school and we were able to discuss subjects such as food labels, macronutrients, and food marketing with the 4,5 and 6,7,8 classes. It was very fulfilling to use our personal academic experiences in both psychological studies and nutrition trends to enhance the class discussions. Both classes enjoyed seeing the tooth decay that resulted from immersing a tooth in Pepsi overnight and […]

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