Growling Polar Bears – Wynchemna http://wynchemna.com English Language Adventure Camps in Canada Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:55:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Growling Polar Bears – February 7-8 http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-7-8/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:50:48 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6940 Our last day in the Canadian Rockies was spent skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Norquay. By now the students have had lots of practice and it shows: they are making the big runs look easy! The snow started coming down thick and heavy as we drove back to Calgary for our going away dinner. At […]

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Our last day in the Canadian Rockies was spent skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Norquay. By now the students have had lots of practice and it shows: they are making the big runs look easy! The snow started coming down thick and heavy as we drove back to Calgary for our going away dinner. At the restaurant we were joined by some family members of some of the students. It was great to have them all there for the final send-off. After dinner we packed our bags and finished our scrapbooks. Off to the airport now and we are sad to see you go.

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Growling Polar Bears – February 6 http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-6/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:59:05 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6936 After a welcome sleep-in and a hearty breakfast we headed out to Mt. Norquay for a day of skiing and snowboarding. What a blast! Some of us zoomed around the mountain and some of us moved at a slower pace but we all enjoyed taking our newly learned skills to the mountains. After skiing we […]

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After a welcome sleep-in and a hearty breakfast we headed out to Mt. Norquay for a day of skiing and snowboarding. What a blast! Some of us zoomed around the mountain and some of us moved at a slower pace but we all enjoyed taking our newly learned skills to the mountains. After skiing we worked on finishing our scrapbooks (Wynchemna Winter Course is almost done) and then went for a lovely East Indian food dinner in Banff. We were so full of delicious food but we couldn’t got to bed yet because we wanted to test out the hotel swimming pool and hot tub… now that’s the way to end a day.

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Growling Polar Bears – February 5 http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-5/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:29:38 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6930 Tubing – Exhilarating, Mountains – Sunny, Smiles – unforgettable, Chocolate Chip Cookies – Awesome!

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Tubing – Exhilarating, Mountains – Sunny, Smiles – unforgettable, Chocolate Chip Cookies – Awesome!

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Growling Polar Bears – February 4 http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-4/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:23:31 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6922 Today was warmer than yesterday with a temperature high of -10C, which made a nice day of snowshoeing, ice fishing and even eating lunch on an outdoor picnic bench.

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Today was warmer than yesterday with a temperature high of -10C, which made a nice day of snowshoeing, ice fishing and even eating lunch on an outdoor picnic bench.

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Growling Polar Bears – February 3 – Outside all day! http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-3-outside-day/ Sun, 04 Feb 2018 06:23:14 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6916 Even though it was -18C, we spent the whole day outside. First we drove to Lake Louise to do some cross country skiing, followed by visiting the Ice Sculpture Display and then making snow angels (google images snow angels if you are not sure what that is) while constantly having snow fights through out the […]

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Even though it was -18C, we spent the whole day outside. First we drove to Lake Louise to do some cross country skiing, followed by visiting the Ice Sculpture Display and then making snow angels (google images snow angels if you are not sure what that is) while constantly having snow fights through out the day before we took a dip in the swimming pool – yes we went swimming in an outdoor pool, closing the evening watching a Canmore Eagles hockey game.

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Growling Polar Bears – February 2 – Jam-packed Day! http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-2-jam-packed-day/ Sat, 03 Feb 2018 06:44:58 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6912 Walking up to mountain views and breathing fresh air every day is amazing. Today we were able to do three favourite Canadian pastimes all in one day: curling – throwing rocks on ice! Tobogganing – sliding down a hill with no way to stop and hockey – battling a puck! Who would have thought it […]

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Walking up to mountain views and breathing fresh air every day is amazing. Today we were able to do three favourite Canadian pastimes all in one day: curling – throwing rocks on ice! Tobogganing – sliding down a hill with no way to stop and hockey – battling a puck! Who would have thought it would be so much fun spending a winter vacation in Canada.

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Growling Polar Bears – February 1 – Hiking Troll Falls http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-february-1-hiking-troll-falls/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:17:30 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6904 Our morning began with a delicious breakfast, cooked by master chef Debby. We then learned about how a story is written and got to listen to a story by the famous Canadian storyteller Stuart McLean. This was great practice learning new vocabulary and practicing listening to Canadian English. After lessons we packed up the van […]

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Our morning began with a delicious breakfast, cooked by master chef Debby. We then learned about how a story is written and got to listen to a story by the famous Canadian storyteller Stuart McLean. This was great practice learning new vocabulary and practicing listening to Canadian English. After lessons we packed up the van and headed to Kananaskis to go hiking at Troll Falls. What an amazing winter paradise! We climbed all over the ice and the frozen waterfall, slipping and sliding until the sun went down. As the day turned to night we walked through the quiet, snowy forest back to the van and drove to what is to be our home for the next six days, Canmore, Alberta. Dinner was delicious and we had fun hanging out and exploring our new home. What a day!

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Growling Polar Bears – January 31, 2018 – Snowboarding! http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-january-31-2018-snowboarding/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:25:31 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6899 Today we started our day with English lessons. We noticed the snow falling outside and learned that the chinook we had been experiencing for two days was over, it was now -18°C! Of course we weren’t going to let the cold stop us from learning to snowboard at Canada Olympic Park. Our snowboard instructor Joa […]

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Today we started our day with English lessons. We noticed the snow falling outside and learned that the chinook we had been experiencing for two days was over, it was now -18°C! Of course we weren’t going to let the cold stop us from learning to snowboard at Canada Olympic Park. Our snowboard instructor Joa taught us everything we needed to know to have a blast and look great doing it. After snowboarding we went out for Italian food for dinner. With full bellies and happy hearts we headed back home to do some work on our scrapbooks before heading to bed. Learning to snowboard is fun but it sure is tiring!

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Growling Polar Bears – January 30, 2018 – Downhill Skiing at Canada Olympic Park http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-january-31-2018-downhill-skiing-canada-olympic-park/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:59:10 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6894 Today the Polar Bears had a jam packed day full of adventure! This morning we got to sleep in a bit to prepare for our day at Canada Olympic Park, where we got to ski in both the morning AND the evening! After cooking up a delicious breakfast, we made our way to the mountain […]

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Today the Polar Bears had a jam packed day full of adventure! This morning we got to sleep in a bit to prepare for our day at Canada Olympic Park, where we got to ski in both the morning AND the evening! After cooking up a delicious breakfast, we made our way to the mountain where we learned to ski from our teacher, Jaffra, who is also a ski instructor. At the beginning our ski boots were tough to walk in, but skiing was so fun that we didn’t even notice after making it onto the snow! We also learned that Calgary got a Chinook today, so it made the skiing much more fun because it was so warm outside.

To give our feet and bodies a break from skiing, we headed home for English lessons, to play games, and work on the scrapbooks we get to take home with us after camp. We finished the evening a scrumptious pizza dinner and then made our way home to get some rest before our snowboarding experience tomorrow. Our day of adventure was a stupendous success!

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Growling Polar Bears – January 29, 2018 – Art Lesson, Skating and Rollerskating http://wynchemna.com/growling-polar-bears-january-29-2018-art-lesson-skating-rollerskating/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:59:02 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=6863 Our first full day in Canada. What a day we had today! After being so cold yesterday the chinook winds came in from the mountains and warmed up the whole day for us so we could go out and do an outdoor skate at Bowness Park. After ice skating we went to the roller disco […]

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Our first full day in Canada. What a day we had today! After being so cold yesterday the chinook winds came in from the mountains and warmed up the whole day for us so we could go out and do an outdoor skate at Bowness Park. After ice skating we went to the roller disco for some rolling good times. Of course the day could not end without a celebration of David’s birthday! It was awesome. Take a look at the photos.

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