INTERNATIONAL POST 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 www.sjsd.net Karen Strobel, Director Grant Ganczar, Assistant Director/Homestay Manager firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Barb Titheridge, Secretary Alex Humphries, Project Coordinator Agnes Tamoto, I.P. Editor firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Page 2 INTERNATIONAL POST 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 following: • 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 INTERNATIONAL POST Page 3 Anna-Maria Coniglio welcomes her homestay daughter Shiyori Wang Yuen So (Hong Kong) Terui (Japan). Antje Koertgen (Germany) Signy McIntyre with her homestay son Jungi Lee (South Korea). 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 Page 4 INTERNATIONAL POST Stella Zimpfer and Marion Hertel (Germany) at the Canadian Cooking evening. Max Schuerger (Germany) 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? INTERNATIONAL POST Page 5 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- Martin email@example.com Sermann (Germany) and Shiyori The California Break Away Trip is a Terui popular trip and sells out quickly. (Japan) 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 Page 6 INTERNATIONAL POST Easter 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 INTERNATIONAL POST Page 7 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! Page 8 INTERNATIONAL POST 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.