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Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta

Memory Monday – Jobs Around the Campsite

Jobs around the campsite vary from season to season. Collection of wood can be more important on a winter trip than on most canoe trips. Often the collection of wood is the most complained about job. But it is far… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – What’s Your Best Day?

  Some days are just fun. You come away from them with a smile a few laughs and great memories. These photos were taken on a canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan in the mid 2000’s. But it could be any… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Putting on a Show

It was always fun to have “professionals” come to visit and entertain. If nothing else it broke up the boredom of the long winter evenings at the school. (It was a great excuse to miss study time or classes too)…. Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – SJCBS Meat Room

The first foray into door-to-door sales for the students was undertaken by the Manitoba school, and involved selling chicken and pork products. Many of the old guys will remember the Christmas “baskets”, filled with hams, bacon and such; and the… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – What Were You Thinking?

OK, we all did some pretty silly things when we we younger. Thankfully most were not caught on camera. Almost every year someone had to test what it would be like to roll down a hill in a honey barrel… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Top of the Driveway”

Discovering these pictures, brought to mind many stories of students returning for a visit to the school describing the feelings they had as they came to the top of the driveway. Memories flooding back, butterflies in their stomachs – not… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Famous Visitors

Always looking for a new way to inspire young minds, the school staff would bring in special visitors. Some were politicians, some sports figures, some were authors; and some were just fun to be around. What are your memories of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – A ‘Delicate” Topic

OK, this is a bit of a “delicate” topic, but I have heard enough stories over the years about the K.Y.B.O to know that there must be more stories out there. There seems to be great pride taken in the… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Best and Worst Campsites

How many times on a canoe trip did you paddle by a beautiful campsite, only to end up hours later in a boggy, buggy mess of a site? What are your memories of the best and worst of campsites? Send… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – St. John’s Isms… (Revisited)

No matter the community, people develop their own language or “isms” that are unique to them. The St. John’s community was no different. Take the image to the left – “Peter Pan Get Way Boots!”  Who came up with that?… Continue Reading →

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