East meets West
The student exchange
group from La
Saskatchewan. As the
themselves, it seemed a
bet awkward at first
but once they got to
know each other
everyone was friends. Major Students Kennedy Dommett(Right to Left) and Kylie
Walz meet there twins Hayley Buffitt (Left) and Melanie
Welcome to Saskatchewan!
The Day the
Major had activities
planned for all the
kids. Groups split up
and painted tiles to
display in the ceiling
of Major School.
(From Left to Right) Nick Ross (Major), Heather Koturbash (Major),
Nikki Morency (Quebec), and Ricky Chubbs (Quebec). The
Students work together to make there ceiling art.
Day To Day in Saskatchewan
From the time the Quebec Students
where in Saskatchewan. Different
activities were performed to show the
Quebec group how Saskatchewanians
live. They had toured a
Saskatchewan wheat pool, had a tour
of a cattle auction, were showed a
demonstration of branding of calves.
A tour of the University of
Saskatchewan, visit to the Western
Development Museum, Visit to the
near by Hutterite Colony, Tour of
Conoco Phillips oil, a look at the Stone
wall near Smiley, other events
included community service (painting
at the school.) The kids arranged to
go paintballing one evening, had a
movie night and much more random
fun. The last day the group was in
Saskatchewan, A Potluck supper took
place, with a final farewell. Different
activities were prepared.
Some of the students and each twin, participating in a barrel race.
The group in front of bales at
the Hoffman Farm.
Teacher’s (left to right) Mr. Williamson (Major) Josée Perrier
(Quebec), Fay Collier (Quebec). Checking out the grain being
transferred into the semi, to take to the elevator
Some of the students have fun at the Western
Development Museum in Saskatoon. (Left to Right)
Mike Hjalte, Logan Dommett, Todd Chotowetz, Nick
Ross, Austin Scheibelbien, (Major) Dylan Vatcher
Some of the group getting ready
to tour the Oil well at Conoco
Phillips Oil Company.
See You Soon Quebec Friends!
left Major the
wasn’t hard, for
they knew they
would be seeing
each other soon.
Students from top to bottom. Logan Dommett (Major), Melanie
Robertson (Quebec), Emilie Robertson (Quebec), Kennedy
Dommett (Major), Shelby Cook (Major), Alex Mercer (Quebec),
Erin Hoffman (Major), Tristan Bobbitt (Quebec). Saying good-bye
to some of there new friends, for now.
West Meets East
The Group from
Major the morning of
arrived in La Tabatiere
. The group
arrived to a friendly
welcome to there
already known friends.
Arrived in a tiny Twin
otter plane, landing on
a dirt run way.
Students from Quebec Welcome there Saskatchewan
friends with a welcome to La Tabatiere sign. (From left to
right) Randy Jones, Emilie Robertson, Alexandra Mercer.
Welcome to La
The group in front of the Mecatina School in La
Day to Day in Quebec
In Quebec, just like in
Saskatchewan, they had
different activities organized
to keep the group busy during
the week of there visit. The
activities involved a variety of
events to show the
Saskatchewanians how people in
La Tabatiere lived.
A Day in the Life…
Quebec Student Fred Letellier shows
his “twin” Mike Hjalte how to hunt for
this kind of game.
Major group got the experience to
boat on the Atlantic Ocean, took a
tour of the Hydro Plant in the area,
visit to Mecatina School, where the
exchange students go to school, also
of Mutton Bay School near by. Went
on various different hikes, to
different look out points, to view the
scenery, tour of fishing plant, and the
Nordik Express, seal demonstration
at the Stage, a look at the local clinic,
took part in the local Terry Fox Run,
Community Service washing Vehicles,
and fun nights hanging with the group,
including: bingo night, movie/game
night, floor hockey, time at the school,
message in a bottle, and much more
The Student Exchange group, ready for the
Terry Fox Run. They hiked up to
Some students throwing out there message in
a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean.
Fun Times, Great
Hiking to Old Post, to get a closer view of the
water, was one of many hikes.
Jamie Robertson giving a demonstration
of how to clean and wash seals.
Boarding the Nordik Express Transport boat,
for a guided tour.
Students at Mutton Bay Look out point. A little Windy?
Time Well Wasted
The final night in
Quebec, an organized
banquet took place. With
great food, and fun
square dancing, with
participation from the
students and parents, and
music talent performed
by some students from
Ricky Chubbs (Right) and Saskatchewan “twin” Nick
Ross Perform a due song together.
Farewell La Tabatiere, Quebec
Group from Major getting ready to board there
plane back home to Saskatchewan.
The Group Departed
back to Saskatchewan
after being delayed
one day due to bad
weather on October
. Memories were
made and will never be
Saying Good-Bye to new friends. Tristan
Bobbitt(Left) with “twin” Logan Dommett(Right).