Saturday, 25 February 2017

All that remains from Festival du Voyageur 2017

A huge thank you to all parents who drove students to and from the Festival du Voyageur!

Our Grade 4, 7 and 8 students had the pleasure of attending Festival du Voyageur this year; our Grade 5 and 6 students were away at Winter Camp and will have to wait until next year.

It was actually pretty chilly on the day of our fieldtrip! However, due to the unseasonably warm weather the week prior, many of the snow sculptures melted and their remains were cleared away except for a few.  There was one sculpture at the entrance that was originally something else but it was reshaped into graceful forms, behind our students:

The sculptures in the international snow sculpting contest were all gone, except for one.  Our guide and host said that they were not sure why that particular sculpture survived intact.  We had to get our picture with it! It had an amazing shape...

Here it is:

 After all is demolished and gone, all that remains is the cross of Jesus Christ.

If you're curious, you can see an earlier picture of this sculpture--it is in the second photo in a CBC article dated Feb. 18, so you'll have to scroll down the article to find it.  You'll see it if you look in the upper left hand corner of the second photo.

Please enjoy photos from three activities our Grade 7 and 8 students enjoyed: Fort Gibraltar A, Winter Trading Camp and Red River Heroes:


Our humourous story is chosen to be presented at "Red River Heroes".

A jumbo Connect-Four game in the outdoor playground

Finally, our weekly question that students have never tired of: Où est le drapeau français?

Voici l'indice:

This past week we also enjoyed a taste of Festival du Voyageur foods. Photos from that event are in the previous blog entry along with a recipe for bannock.  The pea soup recipe is in the blog entry prior to that.  Next week I'll post a photo of a surprise guest in our French class who dropped in this past week!  

Bonne fin de semaine!
Mme Christensen

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