Invermay School Travel Club - Roberta Kulyk
-EF Education First is the world leader in international and national education. For 50 years, they have worked toward their mission to break down barriers of language, culture and geography. "Inspire....A new perspective on the world."
Recently, I came across an article from Huffington Post(Sept. 5, 2015 - College Tourist) that listed 10 things traveling teaches you that school doesn't. As an educator, I recognize the importance and value of school. I also recognize that classroom learning and traveling go hand in hand. Top 10 things traveling teaches you:
1)How to appreciate and learn from another culture.
-local customs, eating food you can't recognize and pronounce, different people and lifestyles, architectural landmarks are all part of traveling and learning.
-waiting for lost luggage, line ups at landmarks, hopelessly confused with directions, maneuvering your way to the meeting point, different language teaches you patience.
3)The importance of unplugging from social media
-cut off from Internet, but that's ok because you're climbing up the Eiffel Tower or standing in the Colosseum - a life behind a screen can never compare to a life being lived fully.
4)How to live in the moment
-waking up in a new unexplored city or country -stop and just enjoy the moment.
5)We are not so different
-regardless of culture, skin colour, geographical location, language - we are not so different - we are all striving towards the same goal:happiness
6)The world isn't as scary as you've been lead to believe
-if you watch the news, it's hard to not start thinking that the entire world is a scary, dangerous place, but, in all honesty, nothing is further from the truth - Why let fear inhibit you? Keep your wits about you, respect where you are and think safety.
7)You're a lot more capable than you ever thought you could be
-Travel changes you in the most positive way imaginable - making friends with complete strangers, dealing with crowds, ordering food in a different language builds up confidence and self esteem.....Rise to the challenge.
8)There's no place like home
-Travelling is enjoyable and deeply rewarding, but there's nothing like coming home. Travelling makes you realize how fortunate you are to be a Canadian.
9)Day to day problems aren't really problems
-After traveling to a different country, a bad haircut or spilt coffee on a shirt are not earth shattering events. Seeing how the rest of the world lives makes you realize that you are beyond lucky to live the life you lead.
-The world is a giant place and we each just make up a tiny part of it. Stay humble, appreciate the life you have and don't sweat the small stuff.
Italy & Greece - March 22nd-31st, 2016
"When you walk through the Colosseum in Rome, climb the Acropolis in Athens, and visit the site of the Oracle in Delphi, you're among some of the world's most historically significant ancient sites. But these countries offer more than just a trip to the deep past - witness more recent history at the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and in the dramatic natural beauty of Capri"
In just over 6 months (approx. 200 days), students and adults will be departing for Italy and Greece. Students participating are: Mark Cudal, Megan Fey, Natasha Fey, Charnel Kopec, Jackie Koturbash, Ashton Shewchuk. Megan Steranka, Skylar Wallin, Katelyn Rioch, Kea Narfason(Wadena) and Jeffrey Pinder(Lintlaw)
Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw & Budapest -October 30th-Nov. 16th, 2016
"With the Communist era fading into history, the cities of Central and Eastern Europe continue to move forward, proudly reaffirming their individual identities."
Various adults from Invermay, Margo, Wadena, Kelvington, Saskatoon, Edmonton will be departing for a tour of the beautiful Eastern countries of Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The tour is full with 50 participants....It's less than 390 days!!!
Canadian Heritage - April 16th -24th, 2017
"Canada's history comes alive with a tour through these four leading cities. Quebec City provides a glimpse into the past with its many magnificient buildings and an interpretation of the battle of the Plains of Abraham. We will visit Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world, Ottawa, the centre of Canadian politics and ending the trip with Toronto and Niagara Falls"
In less than 2 years, approx. 605 days, the following students will be departing on their tour: Trystain Enge, Dawson Pozniak, Charles Carlson-Rioch, Mathew Fidek, Ivan Fidek, Faith Fidek.
England, France & The Netherlands - March 28th - April 8th, 2018
"Begin the tour by seeing the remnants from the distant past at Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and Canterbury. Cross the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais and then follow the footsteps of the Canadian soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy, Juno Beach, Arromanches, Caen. Go on to St. Malo and Mont St. Michel. Then on to Paris to view the Louvre and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Travel by train to experience the Dutch culture in Amsterdam, tour the Anne Frank House, view the canals, tulips, cheese and clog factory and understand the love the Dutch people have for the brave Canadians who liberated Amsterdam."
Yes there will be a student & adult tour in 2018!! This tour completely complements the curriculum - Canada's role during WW2 - D-Day and the liberation of Amsterdam. A meeting will be held in early 2016! Students and adults who are interested, and want to go on the auto plan right away, please let me know and I can start the enrollment process.
1)We are presently selling Harvest/Ottenbreit meats. IF you would like an order form, please contact any of the above students from the 2016 & 2017 trip.
2)Mom's Pantry will be starting early October.
3)Pre-Christmas Extravaganza Trade Fair is being held on Sunday, November 15th from 11:00-3:00. The cost of a table is $25.00 and if you are interested in booking a table, please let me know.
4)There will not be a Toy Bingo this year! But, the group is willing to do Christmas Carolling in early December.
1)to the Invermay Agricultural Committee for providing us with the opportunity to cater the suppers, breakfasts and food booth during the Invermay Fair.
2)to P&H for their donation of pancake mix
3) to Wadena Co-op for their donation of food items
4) to Harvest Meats for their donation of wieners
5)to the communities of Invermay, Rama and Margo: Thank you to all who have supported our various fundraisers!!
Yours in Education and Traveling,