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Memory Monday – The Grapes of …?

When the St. John’s schools had an active French language program, some students had the opportunity to travel to France to work in the vineyards and practice their French. I’m not sure how long this opportunity was provided, but the… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – North via the MacKenzie

The first penetration into the far north by a St. John’s brigade took place in 1971. Two canoes, one from the Manitoba school and the other from the Alberta school, left Yellowknife heading for the MacKenzie River. Eighteen days, 10… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – It’s a Dogs Life…

This time of year was when the training for the dog sled races would really ramp up. Whether the race was in Manitoba or Alberta the dogs were put through their paces. Strategies differed, depending on who was coaching and… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Cold Prairie Winters

It must be this “polar vortex”, which has a hold on us right now (-41C last night here – without the windchill!), that has me being nostalgic for those cold, cold winter days in Manitoba. These photos were taken in… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Manitoba Memories (Mid 1980’s)

I came across some negatives from SJCBS archives. They appear to be from the mid 1980’s and that perhaps they were taken by one of the students. They brought back memories for me of the cold winters in Manitoba and… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – We’ll Do Anything…

How many of you have had to do this? You’re packed for the free weekend, everyone is loaded on the bus and then …this. Whether it was a free weekend, Christmas break, heading off on a honey sale, or on… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Transportation in the North

For all our canoe trips, we had to move the brigades to and from their start and finish destinations; as well as moving food to them in remote locations. This series of photos show just a few of the modes… Continue Reading →

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?

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