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Mar April 09 newsletter


                                                   INTERNATIONAL POST
  November / December
                                                                    St. James-Assiniboia School Division International Student Program
                                                                      470 Hamilton Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2Y 0H4 Canada
                                                                   Telephone: (204) 837-1331 Fax: (204) 888-0945 Pager : 935-6071
                              Karen Strobel, Director                                                    Grant Ganczar, Assistant Director/Homestay Manager
Barb Titheridge, Secretary                                         Alex Humphries, Project Coordinator                                                   Agnes Tamoto, I.P. Editor                                                                                                     

March / April 2009
                                                                                                                                          INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

                                                                                                                                 Birthdays                                       2

                                                                                                                                 Tips for Keeping Warm                           2

                                                                                                                                 Student Photos                                  3

                                                                                                                                 Student Photos                                  4
 We hope you are enjoying your academic studies in sunny St. James-
 Assiniboia! While the weather was cold last month, the days are now getting                                                     Spring Break Activity                           5

 warmer, the sun is shining and the snow will soon be gone. What could be                                                        Easter                                          6

 better?!!                                                                                                                       March Calendar                                  7

 We hope our students are enjoying their Winnipeg experience. Please join us                                                     April Calendar                                  8

 in our Activities Program. There are a variety of activities for students of all
 ages and all interests. As always, our homestay families are welcome to join                                                   Daylight Savings Time
 us!!                                                                                                                           begins on March 8, 2009.
                                                                                                                                Remember to move your
                                                                                   Karen Strobel, Director                      clocks ahead or “spring
                                                                                                                                ahead” one hour.

       Alexandra Humphries, Karen Strobel, Mario Buschette (Germany) and
                                                                                                             Thomas Cesa (Brazil) with Grant Ganczar. Thomas
       Grant Ganczar. Mario studied at John Taylor Collegiate in 2005-2006 and
                                                                                                             returned to visit the International Student Program
       returned for a visit in February, 2009.
                                                                                                             office in January, 2009.
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  Ewerton da Silva and Priscylla Ho Soares (Brazil) enjoyed a pizza lunch
  in the International Student Program office.
                                                                                 Welcome to Winnipeg, Murilo Krubniki and Michel Zeitouni (Brazil).

                                                                                                     TIPS FOR KEEPING WARM
                                                                                                Spring is around the corner but those
                                                                                                new to Winnipeg should remember the
                                                                                                • Several layers of clothing are warmer
                                                                                                  than a single heavy coat.
                                                                    Gustavo O’Dwyer
                                                                    and Pedro Coelho            • Coats should be removed while in-
                                                                    (Brazil).                     side, so your body doesn't overheat.
                                                                                                • Loose-fitting clothes help trap and
                                                                                                  utilize body warmth.
                                                                                                • Rubber-soled shoes are less likely to
  March                             April                                                         slip on icy walks than leather shoes.
  1 Hongye Li                       14 Victor Reganati                                          • Wear a hat to prevent heat loss from
                                                                                                  your head.
  6 Seung Heun Shin                 14 Young Ji Kim
  13 Kariny Follador                21 Seung Jae Kim                                            • Skin often gets dry and chapped in
                                                                                                  cold weather. Apply moisturizing lo-
  22 David Neves Da Silva           25 Amanda Estrela Dias
                                                                                                  tion often.
  26 Jack Ho                        25 Jackson Cheung
  28 Guilherme Honda                25 Ji-Sub Rim
  29 Caua Lopes de Melo
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                                                                                     Anna-Maria Coniglio welcomes
                                                                                     her homestay daughter Shiyori
      Wang Yuen So (Hong Kong)                                                       Terui (Japan).

                                                         Antje Koertgen

 Signy McIntyre with her homestay son Jungi Lee (South
                                                                          Guilherme Honda (Brazil) enjoyed an afternoon at
                                                                          the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Centre.

Did you know the Arlington Street Bridge in the heart of Winnipeg was originally built to span the Nile River
in Egypt? When that project was cancelled the local engineering firm that built the bridge used it to cross the
Canadian Pacific Railway Yards along Arlington Street.
                                                                                                  Source: DestinationWinnipeg
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   Stella Zimpfer and Marion Hertel
   (Germany) at the Canadian Cooking

                                                                                                    Max Schuerger

                                       Rodrigo Silva (Brazil) learns to cook
                                       Canadian style.

                                                                               David Neves and Priscylla Ho Soares (Brazil)
               Bia Kraft (Brazil)

Raber Glove Manufacturing, a Winnipeg company since 1941, has made gloves for not only the Royal Cana-
dian Mounted Police, the Department of National Defense and the German, British and Norwegian military,
but also for the Hollywood actor Jim Carrey for his role in the movie Me, Myself and Irene. Did you know Jim
Carrey is Canadian?
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                                                                                       Spring Break is Coming Up
                                                                             Don’t be bored during Spring Break!
                                                                             Join the International Student Program’s
                                                                             activities. If students are able to do some
                                                                             traveling, they are invited to participate
                                                                             in Westwood Community Church’s First
                                                                             Annual Family Ski Trip to Banff. Con-
                                                                             tact Paul at 996-6174 for more informa-
                                                                             tion. Or check out the California Break-
                                                                             away trip. For more information contact
                                                                             the Youth for Christ office at 204-239-
                                                                             6763, or email your questions to bonnie-
                                                          and Shiyori
                                                                             The California Break Away Trip is a
                                                          Terui              popular trip and sells out quickly.

                                            Jonas Sporleder (Germany)
                                            having a great time with Cauo
                                            de Melo (Brazil) at Canadian
                                            Cooking Class.

                                                                             Marc Sangsanga, Pat and Pete Taweerat (Thailand),
                                                                             enjoyed lunch at Boston Pizza.

                                                          Guilherme Honda with his homestay family, The Labrakis-

Winnipeg has the largest, mature elm tree urban forest in North America with approximately 170,000 elms.
Over 60,000 of these trees are on public boulevards, providing a graceful arched cover over many neighbor-
hood streets.
                                                                                                            Source: DestinationWinnipeg
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                                                                               In Christian countries, Easter is a
                                                                               religious holiday commemorat-
                                                                               ing the resurrection of Jesus
                                                                               Christ. Many Easter celebra-
                                                                               tions, on the other hand, are not
                                                                               based on Christianity.
                                                                               Different cultures have devel-
                                                                               oped their own ways of decorat-
                                                                               ing Easter eggs and in Canada,
                                                                               egg decorating is usually an ac-
                                                                               tivity done with children at
                                                                               school or home.
                                                  Saski Becker (Germany)
                                                                               On Easter morning, children join
                                                                               in a search to locate chocolate
                                                                               eggs and other candies, hidden
                                                                               during the night by the Easter
                                                                               Bunny. Easter egg hunts are also
                                                                               part of community celebrations.
     Johnathan Ehrlich (Germany) and Marilia                                      Source:
     Stopa Silveira (Brazil).

                                                Fernando Agra Lopes (Brazil)

                                                           Victor Reganati,
                                                           Amanda Dias and
                                                           Michel Zeitouni
              Nicolas Sparano (Brazil)                     (Brazil).

The Royal Canadian Mint not only produces currency for Canada, but has minted over 52 billion coins for 62
countries around the globe, including countries in Asia and Europe, at a capacity of 750 coins per second and
four billion coins annually.
                                                                                              Source: DestinationWinnipeg
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March 2009
Sun                 Mon               Tue                        Wed                     Thu                  Fri                Sat
1                   2                     3 Early Dismissal      4                       5                    6 Manitoba Moose   7
                                                                                                              hockey game, MTS
                                                                                                              Centre, 7:30 pm

8                   9                     10                     11                      12 R.W.B., “Romeo    13 In Service No   14
                                                                                         & Juliet”, Concert   School
                                                                                         Hall, 7:30 pm

15                  16                    17 Early Dismissal     18                      19                   20                 21

22                  23                    24                     25                      26                   27                 28

29                  30 Start of           31 Learn to Curl,
                    Spring Break          4000 Grant Ave.,
                                          1:00-3:00 pm

          Winnipeg Museums                                                                                         March Activities
    The Costume Museum of Canada                                                                  March 6, Manitoba Moose vs Provi-
    is housed at 109 Pacific Ave. It is
                                                                                                  dence, MTS Centre, 300 Portage Ave.,
    home to over 35,000 artifacts
    spanning 400 years of Canadian                                                                7:30 p.m.
    history. Guided tours are avail-                                                              March 12, The world renowned Royal
    able. 989-0072.
                                                                                                  Winnipeg Ballet perform “Romeo &
    The Winnipeg Art Gallery is lo-                                                               Juliet”, Centennial Concert Hall, 555
    cated at 300 Memorial Blvd. Es-                                                               Main St., 7:30 p.m. This popular pro-
    tablished in 1912, the Winnipeg                                                               duction sells out quickly.
    Art Gallery is Western Canada’s
    oldest public art gallery, mandated                                                           March 31, Learn to how to curl at
    to develop and maintain Mani-                               Jack Ho (Taiwan)                  Charleswood Curling Club, 4000
    toba’s visual arts heritage. As one                                                           Grant Ave., 1:00-3:00 p.m. Try out the
    of Canada’s leading galleries, it                                                             sport of curling during spring break.
    collects and exhibits works of art
    by Manitoba, Canadian, and inter-                                                             The cost to participate is $5.00 and
    national artists. 786-6641.                                                                   must be paid by Friday, March 20th.
                                                                                                  Please bring a clean pair of indoor
    The Western Canada Aviation                                                                   running shoes and a sweater.
    Museum offers a unique mix of
    history and science. Enter through
    'Gate 1' - the original Trans Can-
    ada Airlines (now Air Canada)               June Tanganukulkit (Thailand) being inter-
    passenger terminal - step back in           viewed by a Thai reporter, about her experi-
                                                ences in Winnipeg.
    time and let the pioneer aviators
    of the north take you on an inspi-
    rational journey through time!
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April 2009
Sun                Mon                     Tue                  Wed                   Thu                    Fri              Sat
                                                                1 Mexican Lunch,      2 Lunch at Gasthaus    3                4
                                                                114 Market Ave. and   Gutenberger, 1:00 pm
                                                                Costume Museum,
                                                                1:00 pm

5                  6 Back to School        7 Early Dismissal    8                     9                      10 Good Friday   11

12 Easter Sunday   13 Harlem Globe-        14                   15                    16                     17               18
                   trotters, MTS Centre,
                   7:00 pm

19                 20                      21Early Dismissal    22                    23 Student Night at    24               25
                                                                                      the Opera, “Madama
                                                                                      Butterfly”, Concert
                                                                                      Hall, 7:30 pm

26                 27                      28                   29                    30

               Places of Interest                                                                                  April Activities

Circle of Life Thunderbird House, cor-                                                              April 1, Lunch at Don Pedro’s
ner of Higgins & Main Street. Thunder-                                                              Mexican Grill, 114 Market Ave.,
bird House is a focal point and mecca                                                               1:00 p.m. After lunch, we will visit
for Aboriginal people coming from rural                                                             the Costume Museum of Canada at
communities to an urban environment.                                                                109 Pacific Ave. Admission is
                                                                                                    $4.00 and will be paid at the mu-
Explore Manitoba Centre is located at                                                               seum. Please RSVP to Alexandra
The Forks adjacent to the Johnston Ter-                                                             by March 27th.
minal. The Explore Manitoba Centre is
a permanent theme pavilion with over                                                                April 2, Lunch at Gasthaus Guten-
8,000 square feet of displays and exhib-
                                                                 Mayya Ereemeva (Russia)            berger, 2583 Portage Ave., 1:00
its that give visitors a true sense of the                                                          pm. Please RSVP to Alexandra by
                                                               Tennis or Golf Anyone?
diversity and grandeur of Manitoba. The                                                             March 27th.
                                                           Basic tennis lessons begin on Wed.,
Centre is also a full-service information                  April 22 till June 10 at Buchanan   April 13, Harlem Globetrotters,
centre, providing visitors with informa-                   School, 6:30-8:00 p.m.              MTS Centre, 300 Portage Ave.,
tion on Winnipeg and Manitoba.                             Golf lessons will begin on Tues-         7:00 pm. Tickets are $24 and must
The Skateboard Plaza at The Forks is                       days, May 5 to June 2 or Thurs-          be purchased by March 20th.
                                                           days, May 21 to June 18, both at
Canada’s best and largest urban skate                      Buchanan School, 6:30-8:00 p.m.          April 23, Student Night at the Op-
plaza and bowl complex.                                                                             era - “Madama Butterfly”, Centen-
                                                           Cost is $65.00 for either of these
                                                           three sessions.
                                                                                                    nial Concert Hall, 555 Main St.,
                                                                                                    7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and must
                                                           If you are interested, speak with
                            Source: destinationWinnipeg                                             be purchased by March 20th.
                                                           Grant during his lunch hour visits.

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