Week One = DONE

HEY HEY HEY!! Your fave Sal Pals are back at it again!!! We hope you haven’t quite fallen asleep in our absence… but we have briefly returned to grace you with a splendid update once again. Some highlights from this week include: First day in the classrooms this Friday (WOOT) First FULL day of teaching TODAY (!!!!!!!) Helped out with the community movie night on Friday (all proceeds went toward the graduating class at Ikusik) Helped out at breakfast club, […]

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Hello from Salluit!!

Hello cherished blog followers! We have officially arrived in the beautiful community of Salluit! (like three days ago, but ya girls just got internet) We are staying with our wonderful host, Monique – a teacher at Ikusik (the local high school). For the past few days we have been exploring the community, getting our bearings and introducing ourselves and QHO to various community members. All the teachers have been very receptive to our arrival and are all super enthusiastic about […]

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Introducing the Sal Pals!

Hello/Bonjour!! from *almost* Salluit, Québec. Our names are Emma Mortimore and Abby Christi, and we are SO glad you have joined us on this initiative. Even though you might just be reading a spectactular blog, you will get to learn about the community with us, and live through our peer teaching experiences as well. You might be asking yourself, “Where is Salluit?” Well, we’ve provided a handy map for your reference. As you might know, this is Canada:  …and Québec […]

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Au revoir, Salluit!

Though we are enjoying the warm Kingston weather and sun, it was very hard to say goodbye to Salluit. We have both had such amazing experiences here, and we have learned and grown so much in the process! We couldn’t be more grateful for the time that we had in this community. For our last week of teaching in Salluit, we had the opportunity to teach lessons at the elementary school, called Pigiurvik School. We went in to see the […]

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Who knew you could do so much in a week?! 🙂

The Monday of this week was Victoria Day, which means no school! With our free day we decided to go on a hike up to the highest mountain point overlooking Salluit, with some of the teachers from school. Though it was extremely windy, the view from the top was spectacular! At our last run club meet, we had asked students whether they wanted to meet on this Monday for our next run club even though it was a holiday. And […]

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Sun, Spas, and Super Speedy Sprinters

Highlights : – Community feasts – Girls Night at the school! – Acro Yoga shenanigans – Spa & Wellness day This week was filled with even more fun, exciting, and educational activities here in Salluit. With only a week and a half left, we are so happy to have had a busy week filled with teaching, extracurricular activities, community events, and exploring the land. In the classrooms this week, we focused on topics such as healthy relationships and consent, sleep habits, […]

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Our dreams came true: it rained candy!

Highlights from this week’s episode of QHO Salluit: – Governor General of Canada visits Salluit! – Candy Drop! (Candy fell from the sky. It was amazing!) – Edible water bottles! – Ping-Pong tournament extraordinaire! – Aladdin move night! – Beginners luck? Michelle is the best yoga teacher! Keep reading for pictures and full stories from this week’s events! Another week has come and gone in Salluit, and we are sad to realize that our time here is more than halfway done. […]

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Tobogganing, running, yoga, hockey, ping pong… and more!

1/3 of the way done! We can’t believe that another week has flown by here in Salluit. And boy, has it been a busy one! We have had a full week of teaching at the high school, and all of our lessons have gone very well so far. The main topics that we taught this week included smoking (the health consequences of smoking and how to quit), safe alcohol consumption, leadership, bullying issues and how to solve them, and healthy […]

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