Hey guys, in this blog I am going to tell you all about my amazing experiences from the past few months! Enjoy.
09.12.2016 -2 °C
“Time flies when you are having fun!’’ Well believe me that is the truth! I am Michal and I’ve already spent more than 3 months in Nova Scotia. It is unbelievable how fast the time goes. The past few months were really amazing. I became part of a great family, made friends from all over the world and experienced the Canadian culture. I am going to tell you about some of my experiences!
I really enjoy going to school. I am going to Sackville High school and I am in grade 12. My four classes are: English, Leadership, Global Geography and Physical Education. In English we learn a lot about the English literature which is really interesting. Leadership is one of my favorite classes. In this class we learn all about how to be a good leader. We are often presenting speeches and presentations to our classmates. Our class also organizes events like talents shows, fundraisers and sport games in the school. In Global Geography we learn about the earth, humans and nature. I am glad I took Physical Education, this way I have the opportunity to try a lot of new sports like: football, basketball, tennis, badminton and a lot more! All the teachers and students are very nice, they are always there for you if you need any extra help.
My friends and I really enjoy joining school activities. We often support and cheer at the Ice Hockey games. We are having a lot of fun at the school dances. We also went to the Mascot Showdown, to support our school dance team while they were battling against other schools.
In the beginning of the semester I joined the girls soccer team at our school. Playing soccer was new to me but the girls from my team and the coaches helped and supported me a lot. I had a great time playing soccer. This soccer season was a lot of fun. I even scored a few goals! We ended our season by going out for supper with our team and coaches. Together with some friends I also joined the yoga club after school for a few times. I really recommend to join a sport team or club in your school, in this way you get involved with a lot of fun things in the school!
Since I came to Canada I’ve made friends from all over the world. I became friends with International and Canadian students. Together we always make a lot of fun plans to make sure that we explore a lot of Nova Scotia. We like going to Halifax, going to the Shopping Mall or Waterfront. We also often go out for supper together. Some other activities that we like to do are: watching Ice Hockey games, going to the movies, play pool, go for a hike in the beautiful nature of Nova Scotia, drink something at Tim Horton’s, joining local activities and so many more! I am really happy and thankful that I met so many amazing people!
I love being part of a Canadian family. We are all very glad that we had the chance to meet and getting to know each other. My family and I spent a lot of time together doing fun activities, celebrating holidays and learning about each other cultures. We went to Peggy’s Cove, to the cottage and playgrounds. In the fall we went to the Fall Fair, which was a lot of fun. We also went to a corn maze and we picked a lot of apples. We went to the Christmas Craft Show, picked and decorated our Christmas tree. We watched the Parade of Lights in Halifax and we went to the Sackville Christmas Lighting Tree. We already made so many amazing memories together, I can’t wait for more to come! Again, I am so thankful that I became part of my Canadian family, I am sure that we will have a special bound for the rest of our lives!
Traditions & Holidays:
Since I came to Canada I’ve had a chance to experience all kind of new Canadian traditions and Holidays. It was my first time celebrating Thanksgiving. In October my family and I came together to enjoy each other’s company. The first day of thanksgiving weekend we came together with Tiffany’s (my host mom) family. At thanksgiving day we were spending time with Marks (my host dad) family. Both days were really good and we had a lot of fun. We also ate a lot of good food, including a : Turkey dinner!
Halloween was also a new holiday to me. My host family and I decorated our house with all kinds of Halloween decorations. In the weekend of Halloween we had a ‘kids’ Halloween party at our home. The kids played all kinds of games, they carved pumpkins and we ate good food. I also had another party with the International students and our Buddies. We had a really good time together. On October 31st was Halloween. In the beginning of the night I went Trick or Treating with my family and later on in the night I went with my friends. It was so much fun and we got so much candy!
It is so great to learn more about the Canadian culture. Trying new food like poutine, donair and beavertails. Ordering my favorite coffee and snacks at Tim Horton’s. Watching big Ice Hockey games in Halifax. Exploring the beautiful nature. Experiencing the holidays and traditions and so much more. I love Canada and I really can say that Canada has become my second home!
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First week in Canada
Fun family activities in October!
My first Halloween!
Have a great day!