Museum of Nature – July 10

In this museum we were able to observe the fauna and flora that Canada has, we observe the Arctic, we observe the first indigenous nations.Canadian Museum of Nature is a federal entity.

Carolina

Mini Putting – July 15

On July 15th I went to Mini Putting with our Summer Explorer Program. First, I with my friends and teacher got to that place. Afterwards, I made a group with my friends, then we play golf. Finally, I went to home stay and left the bus. As you can see, I had a very good time with my friends.

Feng

Byward Market – July 15

This afternoon (the first day), we visited an Ottawa market called the “Byward Market.” There we got a worksheet and we were to do something on the sheet, like finding how many kinds of “beavertails” are in the Beavertails’ store. That was so exciting.
In my opinion the most funny activity was to find the Beavertails. In the beginning, in my mind, a beaver tail is the fur of the beaver. So I was trying to find a shop which sells the fur of animals or beaver. But I didn’t see any store selling animal fur. I was angry and thought, “this mess is so terrible.” Suddenly I found a dessert store which was called “Beavertails.” Oh, I got it! And I now know a “beavertail” is a dessert! What a funny experience it was.

Amy

Cooking – July 11

Today we had cooking class as our afternoon activity. First, we went to the cooking studio by bus. The team of cooks were very nice and helped us all the time. As everybody of our group is just staying for little amount of time here, we cooked something typical for Canada: Poutine and for dessert cinnamon rolls.

Poutine:

Firstly, we cut some potatos with a special knife, so that we got some french fries. After that we mixed them with some oil and several spices. The cooks put them into the oven.

During the baking time, we started to prepare the cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon rolls:

To start with, we had to put different ingredients like flour, milk and butter. So, we mixed it and got a dough. After that, we mixed sugar and cinnamon as well as some icing sugar with some cream cheese. Than we had to flatten our dough. Next, we put butter on it together with the cinnamon. Finally we rolled it and put these into the oven.

In the mean time, our french fries finished so we were able to eat. But the french fries alone are not Poutine. So we put some cheese and a sauce over it and it was ready. It tasted pretty good. We drank some coke with vanilla ice cream in it. Finally, we could eat the cinnamon rolls, but before we put the mixture of icing sugar and cream cheese on top of them. They were delicious. 

Helena

Art Gallery – July 23

Today we went to the Art Gallery. It was a big art museum. It was big and beautiful. We went for two hours. There were so many pictures in the exhibition hall. The pictures were so beautiful. There were also some works of art in the museum. They were fancy, but we couldn’t take photos of them. Our teachers told us taking pictures is not good for the art. Some of the pictures were abstract paintings. We couldn’t understand them but we thought they were beautiful. There was a big sculpture outside. It was a big black spider. We had a great time!

Lucy

Montreal – July 17

I arrived in Ottawa at the 10 of July. So I have been here for about 1 month. During this time I managed to do a lot of things. Honestly, this time passed very quickly because I went to the summer school on 440 Albert street. The program’s name is “Ottawa International Projects and Exchanges.”

With this program I saw many beautiful places. For example Montréal city, Saunder’s Farm, Upper Canada village, a lot of museums, and so on. But my favourite activity was the Montréal trip. Montreal is the oldest city in Canada. The first peoples who lived on this ground were  First Nations. This city has European architecture. French is the official language of the city and province. Montreal has the second largest population for a city in Canada. 

Our group went to Montreal by bus. The first place witch we visited was the top of Mont Royale. Mont Royale has a beautiful view of Montreal. After, we went to the downtown area where the Eaton Centre is situated. Downtown- it is a really busy part of the city. In the Eaton Centre we went in the Grévin Wax Museum. There are a lot of statues of stars. My favourite statues in the wax museum are a statue of Gretzky and T. Hanks because they are the greatest. Wayne Gretzky is absolutely the best hockey player in history, and Tom Hanks is also one of the greatest actors ever because he has played in the best movies ever. For example “Forrest Gump” or “Green Mile.” At the end of the trip, we went to the Old Port. This place has a really unique atmosphere. 

I really liked this trip, that’s why I want to say “Thank you” to the “Ottawa International Project And Exchanges.”

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