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Nunavut Students To Experience Student Life In Toronto

by NationTalk on May 9, 20071037 Views

May 9, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Students from Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik High School in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut arrive in Toronto on May 10th for an 8-day stay as part of a student exchange with students from Bishop Allen Academy.A packed itinerary will give these Northern students a cross-section of Toronto and Ontario experiences from shopping at a mall, a tour of Toronto tourist attractions and a trip to Niagara Falls and Centre Island.

On May 14th, Bishop Allen student council will host a breakfast for the visitors at 8:45 at the school, located at 721 Royal York Road, Etobicoke. Following breakfast, the two groups of 28 students and chaperones will participate in a clean-up of the Mimico Creek ravine.

What: Nunavut students visit Bishop Allen Academy for breakfast with Student Council and Ravine Clean-Up

When: 8:45 a.m. followed by clean-up of Mimico Ravine

Where: Bishop Allen Academy
721 Royal York Road, Etobicoke and Mimico Ravine (access behind school property)

The exchange concludes on Thursday, May 17th when they depart for the airport. Students from Bishop Allen returned recently from their trip to Rankin Inlet April 19 to 26th. “The Inuit introduced us to their love of the land and to the intimacy of their community. I hope that we can offer them a similar insight into life in Toronto for our students,” said staff organizer Don Walker.

Bishop Allen Academy established a relationship with the Rankin school last year. Bishop Allen students were selected for the trip based on a paper they submitted, outlining why they want to go and included references from teachers.

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board educates close to 90,000 students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds in its 201 Catholic elementary and secondary schools and serves 471,078 Catholic school supporters across the City of Toronto.

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