Veggies and Fruit in the North? It’s True!!

Well we have officially completed two full weeks of teaching at Nasivvik High school, and this week was definitely a full one! To complement our lessons on physical health last week, this week’s focus was more mental health related, and then finished up with some introductions to substance abuse. We started off the week heading to the Health Center early Monday morning before school. We were able to meet with a community health outreach worker, Apphia, who gave us really […]

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Goodbye Trail Mix…yes, we bought the one with M&M’s (…yes, we know we deceived you Ellie)

Reba, who also goes by the tall one and who was told her eyelashes were so long and pretty and Liz, the short one who got told she looks 17 and has creepy eyes, wrapped up their first week of teaching!! Unfortunately, it did not end injury-less just like every other northern project blog…. Interested? Keep reading… As was stated in our earlier post, this week was physical health week featuring Liz doing the seizuring robot (hip hop class). We […]

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Let’s get physical- Physical Health that is!

We are now done our second day teaching at Nasivvik High School in Pond, and it has been awesome and very educational so far- for us definitely, and we hope for the students! Yesterday we taught 2 grades seven classes and 2 grade eight classes. All the students were great participants in the lessons, and had a bunch of questions for our question box afterwards (although a few of these questions went something like “Liz is cute”. Participation still!!). The […]

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Cause baby there ain’t no iceberg tall enough to keep us from comin back to Pond!

What a wonderful weekend we had here in Pond! It all started with the flea market in the C-Hall. It was awesome to see all the authentic homemade food and items, and it was great to see so many people of the community all united in the same place. Not only did we realize we could not justify buying $10 orange juice at the store, but we also realized we could afford bannock… and lots of it. After all that […]

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrr It’s cold in here…. we must be Ontarians in this Northern-sphere! (we are lame and loving it)

Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik)! What a place this is, and what a welcome we have had! We arrived in Pond after a short delay in Iqaluit, at 8pm on Wednesday evening… to bright sunlight, and seriously aw-inspiring views. The people we have met the last few days in the community and in the schools (Nasivvik High School and Ulaajuk Primary School) have been equally as amazing and welcoming. Despite the almost 20 hours of day light (and even though the sun […]

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After hours of packing aka stuffing every possible item we own into hockey bags we own as true Canadians (Toronto Maple Leafs bag represent !!…. haters gonna hate) we think we are finally prepared to leave K-town. Even though our self-esteem took quite the beating when we realized we really aren’t as jacked as we think we are once it came to lifting them, Pond here we come! WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! After experiencing a night of luxury […]

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Ikki!! (Cold!)

Here we are sitting on Ellie’s leopard print couch back in Kingston, feel quite icky ourselves. Our final week in Pond Inlet flew by, filled with graduation and other year end wrap ups, so as for our last blog we will give you a run down of everything that happened!      We taught leadership and communication to the Grade 7, 8, and 9s, playing loads of games and jeopardy! Monday we did a question and answer class on Sexual […]

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GIRLSNIGHTINTHEAFTERNOON2011

It was the most anticipated event of the season, we got our PR department working hard at art club on Thursday, pumping out poster advertisements for the marketing trifecta: Ulaajuk, Nasivvik and Co-op. Girlsnightintheafternoon2011, more commonly known as Girl’s Party took place at Nasivvik school gym at 2 pm on Saturday. We got to school nice and early around 10 am to day some baking, at 12:30 some grade 9 helpers showed up and we put them to work decorating […]

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One pink prostate and two proud parents!

Last week ended with our best moment in Pond yet (that is until yesterday) when we took our leadership course kids on a field trip the health center. We met with Apphia, the community health rep and looked around the resource room showing them all the great info that is available to them. Then Apphia gave a small talk about what she does which turned into a motivating speech about how change in the community has to come from the […]

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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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