Explore extracurricular activities, week 4!
Continuing the series from earlier this week, here are a few activities that some institutions offered last year in their fourth week of Explore. These are both ESL and FSL institutions, and the featured activities may or may not have been free.
- Students at Campus Ottawa (Centre linguistique du Collège de Jonquière) experienced an exhilarating rafting trip on the Ottawa river, while Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup took Explore participants on an excursion to Tadoussac to watch the whales!
- Collège Boréal au Nipissing had a bowling competition, while students at Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier’s Victoria campus took a day trip to Vancouver.
- York University’s Glendon College enhanced students’ cultural knowledge at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, which houses a collection of over 80,000 works and is one of the largest art galleries in North America.
- Explore à La Pocatière, at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, took students on a trip to Grosse Île, one of the 21 islands of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. Grosse Île has a rich history, famously serving as a quarantine station for the Port of Quebec from 1832 to 1937, during which time some 7,300 immigrants, mostly Irish nationals fleeing the Great Famine, died and were buried there. The Irish Memorial National Historic Site is now located on the island.
- Participants from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning hummed and swayed at the Beaches International Jazz Festival, while those from La Cité collégiale rocked out at a karaoke night.
- Western University’s French Immersion School in Trois-Pistoles took a trip to beautiful Québec City, and students at Université de Saint-Boniface had a cabaret night.
- Students at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières took a little trip to Montreal, the largest city in the province, the second-largest in Canada, and the ninth-largest in North America. It is named after Mont Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. According to one theory, the city’s name became “Montréal” because an early map, drawn in 1556, used the Italian name for the mountain, “Monte Reale,” instead of its French name.
- University of British Columbia students deepened their knowledge of aquatic species at the famous Vancouver Aquarium, those at the University of New Brunswick attended a fun local concert, and those at the University of Regina toured the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
Explore participants sure had a blast in their fourth week, no matter which institution they attended!