Summer Wrap Up: The Rona Edition

It’s been a weird Summer… to say the least. It started with a wall of restrictions and depending on where you live you may have had some lifted or some added. It’s Posting Season in the Canadian Forces world which means many families had to move across Canada or even the world during all of…

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Summer In The Diaspora

Tumbling down from the sun. Finally, Strong enough to warm the frozen earth, Frozen water. Blooming humidity. Slowing down time. Island time. The melancholy tones of Winter, Muddy Spring, Giving way to a rhythmic breeze. Kicking off heavy boots, Loosening our feet. Ting, ting-ting-ting Whine Weave Summer -C

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Top 5: At Home Carnival with Kids

If you’re part of the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada you know that mid-Summer is our Carnival time. Since the Islands generally play mas around February/March we’ve had to adjust to Canadian weather. It would be very difficult to dawn your regalia and dance down the street in 10ft of snow! All of that being said,…

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Carib Collection: Social Studies Worksheets

When I read this quote from Dr. Best it really resonated with me. Growing up I don’t remember really learning Black Canadian history in school. Sure, there were mentions of slavery, the Underground Railroad, and a handful of (mostly) American historical figures, but I don’t remember anything about Africville, about Dr. Best, about Viola Desmond.…

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Summer Solstice Celebrations

The sun is out, the breeze is warm, and Summer is nearly officially here! You may not usually celebrate the Solstice but since we’re all still social distancing it doesn’t hurt to add in some more “fun” days! If you’re a regular celebrator let me know what your favourite traditions are in the comments! National…

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National Indigenous History Month HS Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month and the 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As the school year winds down and the weather warms up it’s a great time to learn about our countries ancestors and the legacy that continues on today. It’s no coincidence that we celebrate their history and peoples on the Summer…

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Canadian Environment Week HS Resources

In Canada, early June is Environment Week. This includes Canada Clean Air Day on June 3rd and World Environment Day on the 5th. This is a great time to work the health of our planet into your learning plan so I wanted to share some great resources with you so that you can plan ahead.…

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Top 5: Food Shows/Docs

For this weeks Top 5 I wanted to share with you some of my favourite food shows and documentaries on Netflix Canada right now. I love learning about nutrition, the history of food, and trying different recipes. I’m also interested in where the items we buy come from because I try to be a conscientious…

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Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

Welp, Mother’s Day is around the corner and it’s going to be a weird one for a lot of families this year. We’ll make it work though because isn’t that precisely what we Mother’s do? As a person that usually keeps it pretty low-key I’m not super bummed but I know a lot of people…

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Top 5: Green Spring Cleaning Products

My friends back home tell me Spring is in the air. I can’t tell because there’s still snow up to my eyeballs here, but I’ll take their word for it. Spring in Canada isn’t like Spring in the movies, where everyone is wearing flowery dresses and strappy sandals. It’s still cold here, and there’s still…

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