Parc National de Jacques Cartier

The past few days have been quite busy! I managed to see the Farmer’s Market by the Vieux Port, the beautiful old train station, Place Royale (a UNESCO Heritage Site), The Museum of Civilization, and walk along the boardwalk in front of Château Frontenac. Today, I visited the beautiful Jacques Cartier National Park for the second time in 4…

A Canadian Nativity

Our latest project in art is finally finished! After weeks of learning about watercolour and landscapes, students painted a modern day nativity scene in a Canadian landscape. The inspiration comes from William Kurelek’s book “A Northern Nativity”. Way back when I was in junior high, one of my art teachers had us reproduce Kurelek’s paintings…

Rocky Mountain Food Festival

A couple of nights ago, my family and I drove an hour to Banff for dinner. Normally, we wouldn’t go to such efforts simply to dine out, but this was special. You see, for ten days in November, Banff holds its annual Bon Appétit Festival where over a dozen restaurants (many of them five-star) offer three…

Bracing for Winter

Well, the snow has finally blanketed the city in a thin layer of hazardous fluff. Already, there have been 130 or so car accidents since midnight. Thankfully, I don’t have class today nor do I have any pressing errands, so I am going to stay in my warm abode with Joni Mitchell and my cup…