From neighbours to friends! Toronto, ON – Alma, QC

Toronto District Christian High School and École secondaire Camille-Lavoie wrapped up their exchange a few months ago, however Jacob Lea, a participant from Toronto, just sent us this amazing video that we had to share! Check out the video footage of their exchange below!

To provide some background, this exchange, themed on exploring Canada’s diverse history included the following highlights:  

Toronto traveled to Alma, Quebec, from February 8th – February 15th. In Alma, they took advantage of the snow by getting to know each other snowshoeing and tubing in the area. Of course this is a part of the country steeped in history!  They explored some of the many exhibits and museums in Quebec City, including Le Musée de la Civilisation and walked on les Plaines d’Abraham!

Alma traveled to Toronto from May 11th – May 18th. While in Toronto, the students learned that big cities are not all glitz and glamour; they toured the richest part and the poorest parts of the city learning about the social and economic impact of urban development. During the exchange they also went on a road trip to Niagara Falls to view the famous Falls of course, but also to explore the historic battle sites of the War of 1812.

Here’s what Fran Zeverbergen, one of the group organizers, had to say: “An interesting way to learn about one’s own identity is to be open and willing to learn about someone else’s. Experiences Canada provides an opportunity for our youth to step into the shoes that are not of their own, but of those of their fellow Canadians. This offers an unforgettable experiential learning experience for our students!”