74 Lessons and Countless Smiles

Hello, and welcome to our final blog post! After 5 weeks, 74 lessons, and 3 jars of peanut butter, our time here in Pond has officially come to an end, and we are here to tell you all about the smiles that our last week in the community brought us. We started our final week in the classroom learning all about healthy relationships and consent with the Junior High students at Nasivvik High School. We talked about what a healthy […]

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Sushi Night and Yoga Mornings

Hello again, and welcome back to our blog!! This past Sunday marked our 1-month anniversary in Pond, and we are here to share a few of our most recent updates. From yoga to colouring pages to sushi, this past week has been a big one. We started the week at Nasivvik High School by finishing our lessons on mental health and self-care with all the Junior High students. As we wrote in our last blog post, we talked about what […]

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Braids, Bananas, and Bannock

Another week, another blog post! This past week has been the halfway point of our initiative, which is crazy to think about. Crazy that we’ve already been in Pond for three weeks, but also crazy that we’ve only been in Pond for three weeks. We’re still so excited about everything we’ve done, all we’ve taught, everyone we’ve met, and we can’t wait to see what the upcoming weeks will bring. We started this week at Nasivvik High School with a […]

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Getting Busy and Girls’ Night

Hello again! Ever heard second is the best? Well, we are here to confirm that our second week has been the absolute best! This past week was our first full week in the classroom, and we are so, so happy to say that we have now met all the Junior High classes (grades 7 to 9) at Nasivvik. At the beginning of the week we continued our introduction lessons, which included a lot more games of Two Truths and a […]

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Our Last Sunset and Our First Lesson

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Today is officially our second Monday in Pond Inlet, NU, and let us tell you- this past week has been full of firsts! We started our week the same way all good things start- with a walk. We made it to a lookout, with the mountains in front of us and the community behind us, and it was amazing to see all of Pond Inlet from a different perspective. Our walk also brought […]

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Sunny Skies and Blueberry Messes

After a full day of traveling yesterday and a few quick layovers in Iqaluit, Igloolik, and Hall Beach, we have finally arrived in sunny, beautiful Pond Inlet, Nunavut! We want to begin by welcoming you to our blog! We are very excited to be able to share our experience as Peer Educators throughout our 6 week initiative with you all, and would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the continued love and support, which have helped […]

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Until Next Time!

Hello again! While we safely arrived back in Ottawa on Thursday, we would like to share some more stories from our incredible last week in Pond Inlet! Last Friday, our time in the classroom was a bit limited by extracurricular activities but we managed to find time to finish up our lessons on mental health, goal setting, and leadership. We got our students to perform different variations of the Human Knot, which they seemed to really enjoy! Since we had […]

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Week 5!

Hello again! Week 5 in Pond Inlet has officially come to an end! We are looking forward to spending another week in this beautiful community but are sad to think that we will be leaving so soon. The past couple days have once again been full of teaching, fun activities and new experiences. On Friday we finished up our Sexual Health Unit and got to use our homemade board game to review with some of our students. After school on Friday we put […]

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Fantastic Four!

Hello again! It’s hard to believe that we are already in our fourth week of teaching! This week has flown by, especially since Monday was a holiday. Never in a million years did we think we would ever wish for a weekend to be shorter! This past weekend we had another opportunity to show off our developing floor hockey skills. Emma sustained some minor ankle injuries from trying to play with her feet (she still has no idea how to […]

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Half Way!

Hello again from the beautiful (and SNOWY) Pond Inlet, We cannot believe we are half way done initiative! Where has the time gone? The past week we’ve been incredibly busy teaching in the classrooms, planning lessons and participating in after school activities. Last Friday, students from grades 7 to 9 at Nasivvik participated in a Heritage Fair at the school. The students worked for several weeks to complete projects on various topics such as sports, history, local animals and Inuit […]

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