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Ontario School Reunion Planned

Rod Voss and Emma Croft-Opperman have organised a memorial service to commemorate the 13 lives lost in the Temiskaming Tragedy. June 11, 2013 will be the 35th anniversary. A compline service will take place on Sat. 15th of June. The… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Dog Crew

In an earlier Memory Monday, many of the comments about your favourite crew work centered around the dog crew.  From working in the kennel looking after the daily needs of the dogs to taking them out for walks and riding… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Memory Work

  They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships Psalm 107 “They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business on the great waters; These men see the works of the Lord, and His wonders… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Skills Learned

Throughout all the programs at St. John’s there was the opportunity to learn a great many life-skills. Whether it was the work program,  outdoor experiences, in the classroom, or on honey sales, skills were being learned. Perhaps while you were… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Hills and Trails

With 265 acres to roam, the students had some wonderful places to explore on the school site. A great many adventures were had in building forts, sliding down “suicide hill”, viewing beaver dams along the creek, and just walking through… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Old School” Canoeing.

We came across this picture while preparing for the first chapters of the Memory Book. This  image is from the past – about 1967 SJCBS – check out the blue jeans, the duffle bags, the old running shoes and the… 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 – Best Meal on a Canoe Trip

Each year at this time the final prep for the canoe trips was over and the brigades are heading off on their river adventures. One of most difficult areas in the planning has always been food. How do you keep… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Drama Productions

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts” William Shakespeare Through the years at St. John’s many dramatic productions… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Spring Time Canoe Training… and the pests that came with it!

Spring is finally here, and with it comes our favourite pest – mosquitoes! Each spring the students at St. John’s began their training for canoe trips. Along with the work involved in preparing for portaging and paddling; there was the… Continue Reading →

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