Monday, 25 September 2017

Cecilia en su instituto


Este es el instituto donde estará Cecilia hasta el próximo 10 de noviembre: 

Strathcona High School








Emblema del instituto a la entrada. No se pisa en señal de respeto y tiene conos alrededor
para que el primer día no sea pisado por el alumnado nuevo 

Cecilia con Alejandra, otra compañera asturiana en el mismo instituto


El típico autobús escolar de las películas


Monday, 11 September 2017

Cecilia llega a Edmonton

Este curso Cecilia Fernández, alumna de 4º ESO B del IES La Corredoria, ha sido la elegida para participar en el intercambio con Canadá junto con otros 15 chicos y chicas asturianos. Aquí les vemos todos emocionados al despedirse de sus familias en Asturias.



Cecilia y su familia en el aeropuerto de Asturias


Tras un viaje muuuuy largo, llegaron el día 2 de septiembre al aeropuerto de Edmonton en donde les estaban esperando todas las familias canadienses.




La familia de Cecilia estaba allí también. 



Y, por supuesto, Hope, su compañera de intercambio.
                    


Muchas ilusiones y nervios en estos primeros momentos tan lejos de casa. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

 

Newfoundland and Labrador


Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada. Its capital and largest city is St. John's.


 

Sites to visit




The Long Range Mountains are series of mountains along the west coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland.
 
814 meters


Churchill Falls in Labrador is a waterfall located on the Churchill River 
75 meters        


Music and Performing Arts

 
Traditional Music

Music is part of the cultural landscape. You can find it everywhere you go (from pubs to festivals in every corner of the province).

The traditional music is rooted in Irish, Scottish, English and French music.


Great Big Sea: Canadian folk rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, known for performing traditional music of there.
 
 
The Newfounland and Labrador Folk Festival held the first weekend in August, features three days of lively traditional music in St. John's Park.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Get swept up in old Irish love songs passed down from generation to generation.
 

New Music
Newfoundland and Labrador has a diverse range of new music like reggae, jazz, blues, rock, classical and pop.
 
There are artists like the band “Hey Rosetta!”
 


You can listen this music on bars or clubs, particularly down on George Street.
  • George Street is a small street located in St. John's that is known for its many bars and pubs.
 George Street
 
 

 
 
 
Dance
Newfoundland and Labrador is a creative powerhouse, and the dance scene is no exception.
Neighbourhood Dance Works is a company that has been one of the most important ways in contemporary dance in the province for decades.
Newfoundland and Labrador organizes a big festival each year: Festival of New Dance.








 
Festival of New Dance Page: http://festivalofnewdance.ca/
Theatre
Original theatre is very common in this place. It's a great way to experience the culture, the history, and people's creativity.
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to many talented actors, directors, producers, and several professional theatre companies.
You'll find live performances in St. John's throughout the summer season at annual theatre festivals.
 
Film and Television
Newfoundland and Labrador has been making films and television programs in recent years. Major motion pictures filmed in and around the province include Rare Birds, Love and Savagery and the international mini-series Random Passage.
The most popular serie of there is Republic of Doyle (http://www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle/) that showcases our vibrant culture through the antics of a crime-fighting family of private detectives.


Friday, 31 March 2017

New Brunswick

Hello and welcome to our blog entry. We are going to talk about a canadian province called New Brunswick.


Location:

New Brunswick is situated in the middle-east part of Canada. The principal cities are Fredericton, the capital, Greater Moncton, the largest metropolitan  area and the most populous city, and the port city of Saint John, which was the first incorporated city in Canada.
In the Canada 2016 Census the provincial population  has been 747,101.



History:
The original First Nations inhabitants of New Brunswick were members of three distinct tribes.
New Brunswick  is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally bilingual (English–French) province.The majority of the population is English-speaking but there is also a large Francophone minority (33%).



Rivers:
The major river systems of the province include the St. Croix River, Saint John River, Kennebecasis River but although smaller, the Bouctouche River, Richibucto River and Kouchibouguac River are also important.



Parks:
The most important parks are: Provincial Parks: de la République, Herring Cove, Mactaquac
                                                National Parks: Fundy National Park, Kouchibouguac National Park
                                                International Parks: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Special food and drinks:
Seafood, home-made baked beans with steamed brown bread, Rapee pie made with chicken, La Rapure(tomato and salted pork dish) and maple syrup drizzled on pancakes are the most typical food in New Brunswick.




Hope you have enjoyed and there aren´t any photo because we had some problems to upload them but you can search on google about this topic. :)

Done by Rubén García Ania and Pablo Fernandez Riesgo.

Prince Edward Island


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND


Prince Edward Island is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada. It is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the Northumberland Strait.




The island is named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn,  the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria.


Their main language is English but the also speak French, Dutch, German and Spanish.

HISTORICAL FACTS


In 1534: Jacques Cartier of France reached the Island.
In 1603: Named Ile Saint-Jean by Samuel de Champlain.
In 1769: Established as separate colony and Charlottetown became capital.
In 1798: Great Britain renamed colony to Prince Edward Island.
In 1803: Scottish immigrants settled on Island.
Between 1813 and 1815: Numerous settlements attacked by plagues of mice.
In 1816: Volcanic eruption in Pacific lowered temperatures.
In 1880's: Shipbuilding industry collapsed, thousands of islanders migrated to find work.
In 1908: Automobiles banned from Island roads.
In 1917:  All roads opened to auto traffic.
In 1922: Women won right to vote and hold provincial office.
In 1924: Driving on the right side of the road went into effect.
In 1993: Catherine Callbeck elected first female premier of province.
In 2005: Same-sex marriage legislation passed.


MAIN CITIES


Prince Edward Island has two cities:
Charlottetown is Prince Edward Island's capital and largest city by population.
The only other city is Summerside, the principal municipality on the west side of the island.



IMPORTANT LANDMARKS


St. Dunstan's Basilica - It is in Charlottetown           Green Gables - It is in Cavendish
                   




Island Hill Farm - It is in Hampshire                   Victoria Row - It is in Charlottetown
           



FESTIVALS AND EVENTS


Here is an announcement written by the people that organizes the events:


In spring, things really start to heat up on the Island; the Ceilidh at the Irish Hall begins in May, and the College of Piping in Summerside hosts the annual Highland Gathering. Then, it is pretty well non-stop party time until October, so be sure you are ready for an entertaining vacation when you plan your Island visit.


Besides all the wonderful annual events, watch for some newer activities such as: Festival of Small Halls in June; Fall Flavours in September; the Jazz & Blues Festival; the Cavendish Beach Music Festival featuring many of the best country artists; garden concerts and even a ceilidh on the water!


Here theatre productions abound at the Victoria Playhouse, The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild Festival, Watermark Theatre and the Kings Playhouse to mention a few.


Did we forget anything? Actually, a lot. Search for festivals and events happening on the Island! Be sure to also check out the events listed on Festivals & Events PEI. Have an on-island event to tell us about? You can submit the event information online!


FUN, WEIRD OR INTERESTING FACTS


The smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is famous for red sand beaches, red soil, potatoes, and the irrepressible Anne of Green Gables. It is also known as the "Birthplace of Confederation". The Confederation Bridge which joins Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick takes just ten minutes to cross, with no wait times.





        

NOVA SCOTIA


NOVA SCOTIA





1.- GEOGRAPHY 

Nova Scotia is a  province of Canada, it´s located on the East  Coast and it´s almost surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.



2) HISTORICAL FACTS AND NAME ORIGIN

- First citizens of Nova Scotia were the Mi’kmaq (about 10,000 years ago), they were hunters, traders and fishermen.
- Here I lend you a link of a video which explains something about the history of Nova Scotia. 





- Nova Scotia is Latin for "New Scotland" and it's the recognized  English language for the province. The province was first named in 1621.



3) LANGUAGES


- The official languages are English and French but they also speak other languages like  Arabic, Mi’kmaq, German…



4) MAIN CITIES

- HALIFAX: it's the capital and the biggest city of the province, is the major economic centre in Atlantic Canada.The municipality had a population of 403,131 in 2016.

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- AMHERST: it's a canadian town in northwestern Cumberland County. It´s the largest town in Cumberland County, and it has with a population of 9500 and growing. It´s located approximately two hundred kilometers northwest of the province capital Halifax.

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- CAPE BRETON: is an island on the Atlantic Coast o Nova Scotia.  This island is divided into four of the eighteen countries of Nova Scotia. 


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-TRURO: It´s a town in central Nova Scotia. It´s located on the south side of the Salmon River floodplain, close to the river's mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid.









-DIGBY. It´s a town in southwestern. The town is famous for its scallop fishing fleet and the MV Fundy Rose ferry service connecting to Saint John.










5) IMPORTANT LANDAMARKS

1) Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site :it was founded in 1713, this reconstruction of the original French town and fortifications is the largest in North America. It can bring you back into one of North America's busiest seasports in the 18th century.

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2) Halifax Public Gardens: They were opened in 1867, they are situated in Halifax. If you go there you can see amazing ornate fountains, statues, gardens... Thera are many different species of trees anf flowers. They are one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian Garden. They are recognized as a National Historic Site.





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3) Point Pleasant Park. It's situated in the south of Halifax and it's a historic wooded park.

There, visitors can do lots of activities like runnig, walking... It also has parking, picnic tables... It can be booked for special events like weddings.

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6) EVENTS  AND FESTIVALS 


  •  Annual Halifax Tea Festival. It's celebrated on April and it's located in Halifax. It's a market event that invites people to learn interestin things about tea. There will be tea sampling, delicious food, live music, a variety of local shops, artisans and tea experts... 
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  • Swan Lake. It's celebrated on April, it's located in Halifax. Swan Lake is one of the world's most famous ballets. It's special for its inticate dancing, fairy tale fantasy... Here we lend you a link of a video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QAetb-uAhQ

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  • Annapolis Valley Exibition. It's celebrated on October and it started in 1927. It's famous for its excellent fruit and vegetables displays. It has operated since its inception. It shows traditions and talents.
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7) INTERESTING FACTS

  • They didn't have flag until 2014.
  • In Halifax there are more pubs per capita than any other city in Canada.
  • During World War II, Halifax was a major North American port for trans-Atlantic convoys carrying munitions and supplies to Western Europe.
  • Most of Nova Scotia is English-speaking, with about 4 percent of its population speaking French.
  • There are 81 college students out of every 1000 Halifax residents.


8) MAIN ATTRACTIONS


There are many beautiful things that you can see if you go to Nova Scotia, here we put you two links of videos that show you some of them:


9) THINGS TO DO

  • Oaklawn Farm Zoo. It's located in Aylesford. It was opened in 1984. It's the largest zoo in Nova Scotia and the largest display of Big Cats and Primates in Eastern Canada. It includes a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. It also has endagered and thratened species of exotic, native and domestic animals. Visitors can feed corn to some of the animals and the zoo has a restaurant and a gift shop.
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  • Foundy Geological Museum. It's located in Parrsboro. It was opened in 1993. Its exhibits contain fossils, local minerals... The museum has bus tours, parking, picnic tables, internet access, gift shop.
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