Monday, 25 May 2015

The Falls

I had the privilege of accompanying 23 students and two French teachers on a week-long trip to Quebec this past week.  The trip made me appreciate, once again, how much diversity there is in our country.  We experienced different geography, languages and culture on our journey.  In particular, I found out Quebec city is over 95% French speaking and only 2% English.  It was interesting to note that the two French teachers who accompanied me were constantly asking our guides questions about the French language.  They learned new phrases and modeled "life-long learning".  We are privileged to live on a country that is incredilbly vast and diverse in so many ways.

~ Glen

3 comments:

  1. Hi Glen, what an awesome experience for you! It brings to mind the French exchange I did to rural Quebec as an university student. It was so amazing I encouraged, almost forced, my kids to do it too. Initially they resented my suggestion but thanked me afterwards. It is wonderful to know we can travel our own country to experience an unique culture which is chalked full of fascinating history! Hope you tried some famous maple syrup! Did you know that the Kelowna Rockets are currently in Quebec City for the Memorial Cup series? Bon chance to them.
    We do have an amazing country! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Not only did I know the Kelowna Rockets were playing in the Memorial Cup - they were staying at our hotel!! They play tonight for the Cup! Go Rockets!

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  3. Not only did I know the Kelowna Rockets were playing in the Memorial Cup - they were staying at our hotel!! They play tonight for the Cup! Go Rockets!

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