Tuesday, August 4, 2009  
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Quote of the Week
“They got to dance with some really good teachers. It’s a big deal for them.”
- Tara Groves  
- on Turning Pointe Dance 
Studio’s trip to L.A. 

 

 
Twenty Japanese students have spent the last week learning all about life in Canada, thanks to the AnPass student exchange, hosted by the Crowsnest Centre.
On Thursday, July 30, the students met their host families in a meet and greet dinner at the Centre. The students will be staying at the Centre until August 4, but will have the chance to visit with their hostfamilies during their six days in the Pass.
Between July 30 and August 4, the students were scheduled to take part in many activities to introduce them to life in Canada. Their schedule had them touring the Bellevue Mine, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, and Crowsnest Consolidated High School.
 
They were scheduled to visit Waterton park, Fernie for river rafting, fishing and hiking in the area, along with a scavenger hunt, a barbecue, and more.
This year’s coordinator, Jennifer Hughes, expressed some disappointment in the community’s support for the program this year. The Crowsnest Centre is funding this year’s program in lieu of municipal funding, and Hughes says that for 20 Japanese students, she was only able to find 16 homestay families after a great deal of last minute efforts.
“It’s a very important program,” she says, “not only for the Japanese students but the Canadian students.”
The activities scheduled will help the students understand what Canada and the Pass are all about, says Hughes, giving a fun and well-rounded week for everyone.
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