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Memory Monday – Canoeing Land Marks

Every canoe trip had it’s special “landmarks”. For those who paddled the Churchill River system there were a few – Robertson Trading Post and Nistowiak Falls; for the Methye Trip there is of course the “great portage”, and Great Slave… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – The “non-dog” Dog Run

  Through the years there were may winter dog runs, some over the New Year with the Gr. 12’s giving up time over the holidays to enjoy the wonders of dogs and cold weather. Most of these had plenty of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our extended family a wonderful Christmas. “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, good will toward men.” Here is a Christmas memory from our Carol Services. Remember this?

Memory Monday – A True Voyageur’s Production

Last week’s memory related the story of the Christmas production at our “Voyageur’s Christmas”. The production was presented once – the last day of school before Christmas break. These photos are from the re-tracing of the voyageur’s trips from Rocky… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Christmas Productions

In the last years of SJSA, rather than having the Carol Service, we hosted “A Voyageur’s Christmas”. This involved, among other activities, a theatrical production. After hours or preparation and much moaning and groaning from the participants – these productions… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “The Fleet”

This photo shows the SJSA “fleet”, taken in 1991. It includes some SJCBS canoes as well. I know that many of these boats endeared themselves to the students and staff though the years, so much so that they garnered some… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Kitchen Raid?

OK, we all know about the kitchen raids – there are some wonderful stories out there about the great kitchen capers conducted down through the years. But they usually involved students. Who are these culprits? It sure look like it’s… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Can You Spot All the St. John’s Isms?

This photo just jumped out at me for all that is going on. If ever someone doubted your stories about food on canoe trips, gear that was wore, how the gear was carried, where you ate lunch and on and… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Phone Booths

Before the introduction of cell phones, and the towers near by, that allowed the students independent communication with family and friends, the phone booths were the life line to the outside world. At one point there were four pay phones… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – OK, You’ve All Been Here…

Remember that messy portage? – or perhaps they were all messy. This photo is from the Mirror/Methye trip in 2003. You have wonder – where did the river go? Describe your worst portage… Send us your story.

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