From Movie Madness to Henna Hysteria

As this blog is written we are sitting in our living room with feet up and a warm drink in hand, completely exhausted from an incredible 5 and half hour hike through the tundra with two of Ikusik’s teachers. The view, the land, the birds, the calmness and the difficult climb left us amazed. Though it may take time to realize it, the North is truly an incredible untouched gem. In the last couple of days, we have been going […]

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“What rhymes with uterus?” We’re not very good at blog titles…

Our second weekend in Salluit was tiring and exciting! We were pumped to set up a table at the garage sale on Saturday at Pigiurvik, with info about QHO, Canada’s Food Guide, food labels and more. Sadly, as beautiful as our posters were, there were only three families to see them. Apparently, the garage sale was not as happening a place as we’d expected…however we were very excited when one of the parents looked at our posters, and even took […]

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Salluit is blowing us away! (Literally!)

After a 4 day hiatus, the dynamic duo is back and more injured than ever (intrigued? keep reading). Salluit continues to blow us away, both literally (see picture below) and figuratively… We’ve had a jam-packed week at the secondary school, Ikusik, having paid a visit to a class during every period this week. To recap, this week we covered Physical Health, which included Hygiene, Nutrition, Diabetes, Safety and Physical Fitness. Between homemade trail mix, full body diagrams named “Diabilly” for […]

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The Salluit Sistazz Settle In

We can’t believe we’ve already been here for more than a week! Time flies when you are running around all day with classes here, meetings there and after school activities. In the past couple days we’ve started teaching at Ikusik, the secondary school, and Pigiurvik, the elementary school. We have been teaching hygiene, safety, nutrition, and physical activity. We’ve been practicing the hand washing steps (hands are getting really dry!), teeth brushing and flossing (my dentist would be proud!) for […]

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Salluit at Last!

After finally arriving in Salluit on Wednesday evening, we have had an amazing first week getting to know the town! We have gotten to know all of the teachers at Ikusik (the secondary school), who are incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic about our lessons starting next week. The kids are all very shy and curious about us and we can’t wait to get to know them more as we start teaching! We’ve also met with the principle at Pigiurvik (the primary […]

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Bienvenue…Puvirnituq?

We have had little Internet service for the past couple days and haven’t been able to post, but here is what we’ve been up too! A slight detour in our flight to Salluit on Tuesday turned into a surprise stay in Puvirnituq! Because of high winds (90km/hr!), our flight was grounded in this small town with no indication of for how long. Luckily, we had plenty of dried lentils to live off of during our mini-vacation- yum! On our flight […]

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