2 weeks already!

Hello again! We can’t believe we’ve been here for two weeks already! Time is just flying by here in Pond Inlet.   We have just about finished our second week of teaching! Each week we teach 4 lessons to 5 different classes in Junior High as well as some to the High School students. We’ve been busy teaching substance use, smoking and alcohol to the grade 7, 8, and 9 classes. We also had the chance to talk to the grade […]

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Our First Week in Pond Inlet!

Hi everyone! We arrived safely in Pond Inlet last Thursday (although our luggage didn’t arrive until Friday!) and have been busy lesson planning and meeting new people ever since. Today, we starting teaching in the classrooms by doing an introductory lesson with some grade 7 and 8 class in the Junior High at Nasivvik High School. We were also able to get into the elementary school, Ulaajuk Elementary, to teach about healthy relationships/friendships and substance use/abuse to grades 4 and […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to our Blog! This is where we will be keeping you updated on our experiences teaching health education in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. We are so excited to start our 6 week long initiative bright and early tomorrow morning. We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to our fundraising efforts and preparation! We would not have made it this far without you and are so grateful for your continued love and support. Please follow along […]

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Homebound

♪Making our way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and we’re homebound! (Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh)♪ Hello readers! Thanks again for keeping up with our weekly blog posts! What a week it has been here in Pond Inlet! On Monday, we began our final week of teaching at Ulaajuk Primary School, separately teaching Abraham and Kate’s Grade 5 classes in addition to Yvonne and Pierre’s Grade 6 classes. In our short time at Ulaajuk, we were fortunate to […]

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One week left in Pond!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to you begin by thanking you all for following our journey thus far. Where has the time gone? We simply cannot believe that our time in Pond will be coming to an end in just 7 short days. After a relaxing long weekend, we started fresh on Monday by teaching a lesson on Nutrition to our Grade 7A class. We followed this with lessons on Sleep Health (Wednesday) and Hygiene (Thursday). On Thursday, we decided to […]

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2 Weeks 2 Go!

Hello friends!!!! Ryan and Sarah here. We are currently enjoying the long weekend here in Pond and wanted to fill you in on our past week. It started last Saturday – we were lucky enough to take a trip on the land with some of fellow high school teachers! It was an incredible experience. We traveled by snowmobile and qamutik (thanks to Tyson, our guide!) – a bumpy ride along the Baffin ice. A qamutik is a traditional Inuit wooden […]

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Half Way!?

We just finished our second full week of teaching! This week, we taught topics such as tobacco use, alcohol, marijuana, and addictions. These lessons were often topped off with a fun jeopardy game. On Wednesday, we were also fortunate to volunteer at the library’s youth group. Here, we played musical instruments, drew picturesque #views of the mountains, played board games and shared lots of laughs! This was great as we were able to connect with some of the high school […]

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#Views from the 8 (6) 7

ᐊᐃᓐᖓᐃ (Hello!) So much has happened during our first week of teaching! After meeting Lanny McDonald and seeing the Stanley Cup on Friday, we had the opportunity to walk to some of the nearby icebergs on Saturday with one of the teachers from the school. Ryan had a great time sliding down the back of it (but Sarah did not want a concussion…so she did not partake). They were #blessed. We also had a meeting with a nurse from the health centre […]

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Suitcases, Snowstorms, and Lord Stanley’s Mug

Greetings loved ones…. lets take a journey (*Yes, this a California Gurls reference*) The first first few days of our adventure have been a whirlwind, with so many new faces welcoming us to our new home Pond Inlet. It all began with a 4am wakeup on April 26th, which saw us struggling as we packed our suitcases to the brim with food and warm clothing. We then made the journey from Kingston to Ottawa (thank you to Ryan’s parents, bless). […]

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

Hi there everyone ! As our final blog post we just wanted to take the time to express our gratitude to all the people who have made our time in Pond Inlet so enjoyable. Not to mention the people who have helped make all of this possible. To begin we would like to thank our peer directors Erin, Erinn, and Kelsey for putting in countless hours into making all of this possible and paying attention to those little details. For […]

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