by Jessica, Work-Study, IHF Banda Aceh
On Saturday, May 9th, we had Canada Day here at the IHF Aceh center and it was a blast! Usually the kids want a play break after class but not this time – these ambitious and eager children were lining up their chairs row by row to learn about Canada immediately after their class ended.
One of our local volunteers helped translate and off we went…. we started by talking a bit about my hometown, Nanaimo, British Columbia and the fun events we have each year such as bathtub races and silly boat regattas. Then we moved on to delicious foods such as Nanaimo bars and poutine – yum! We finished off by playing the Canadian national anthem and I was lucky enough to have all the children sing theirs for me as well.
All the children (and the parents too) were so curious and full of questions. And giving the Canadian flag pencils out to everyone was such a nice way to end this awesome day. IHF Canada Day was so much fun; we had an amazing turnout!