Wrapping Up Another Year

The holidays have flown by so quickly and I’m already beginning to feel melancholy with the thought of returning all by myself to the cold abyss that is northern Alberta. Well, actually it’s not so bad up there, it’s really just being away from my family again that makes me feel sad. Since I’ve been…

‘Tis the Season for Cookies and Art!

Today is the last day of school and the tradition around here is to hold a winter formal for all junior and senior high students the entire day. Both teachers and students arrived all dressed up (which is a brave thing to do in -30 °C). We began the day with Christmas mass at the church…

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…

Christmas Parade and Light Up

Tonight was High Prairie’s annual Christmas Parade and Light Up! I drove onto the main street with my 91 year old lady friend and we watched the parade together. Well actually, she stayed in the car while I hopped out into the biting cold to take pictures. Please excuse the blurriness, I was walking while…

Top 5 Most Annoying Christmas Songs

It’s that time of year again when radio stations are playing uninterrupted hours of Christmas songs! I love listening to Christmas carols, but there are certain songs that don’t quite put me in that festive mood. Here are the five songs that apparently people in the radio business seem to love but make me want…

Shoeboxing

Every year since I was in the third grade, my family and I have always packed shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.When I left for university, I continued the tradition with my friends. Sometimes I got a little carried away with my dollar store purchases, but it always worked out as I was able to…