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July 10: reflecting on the most incredible week!

We are in Toronto. This morning at 4:30AM we met at the Moncton airport- 7 minutes from Dieppe so that was the easy part! Our friends from JCA sent us off- of course there were tears because we’ve shared so much together through this exchange.  Here are some highlights from the past few days: Thursday, […]

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July 6, 2016: Shediac, Lobster Day & Mercredi Show

It’s now 10:00pm and we are all glowing after another wonderful day.  We started with a drive to Shediac, and had a visit to the Lobster education centre. Then a boat cruise around Shediac Bay, a photo op at the huge lobster sculpture, then back to Dieppe for the Mercredi Show.  The chaperones and adult […]

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July 5, 2016: Mardi/ Tuesday Anne of Green Gables

Tuesday, we met at the University of Moncton, where we met Lisa Roy, a wonderful vocal teacher. Lisa worked with us and taught us some good imagery and sound concepts. Was great to get a good vocal warm up and reinforce tone concepts so early in the tour. She also helped us to woodshed all […]

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July 4, 2016: Lundi/ Monday à Dieppe et Hopewell Rocks

Salut tout le monde! Coastal Sound Children’s Choir is on tour again this year, thanks to Experiences Canada and the youth exchange programs that they fund and facilitate. We are exchanging with Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie, from Dieppe and Moncton, New Brunswick. In May, JCA came to visit us, and now we are here to stay […]

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May 2015 Tour to Nova Scotia: Peggy’s Cove; Halifax Public Gardens; Farewell Concert: Monday, May 18

This is PART 2 of the recounting of Monday May 18. It really is remarkable, how much we managed to cram into our few days here in Nova Scotia! This morning began with us hopping on the bus with AVHC friends, and heading to Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay. This is the postcard picture […]

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What singers have to say about their experiences

And now, I interrupt this recounting in order to bring you Celine, singer/blogger from our choir:   Hello everyone! I have to say that I really enjoyed this trip- so many oppurtunities to learn about our predecessors and the people who built the foundation to Canadian culture as we know it today. In BC, where […]

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Peggy’s Cove, Halifax Gardens, Last Concert: Monday, May 18

It is so totally scenic here. What they lack in Mountains, is made up for in quaint fishing towns, sailboats moored in little bays and inlets, and vast green and rust fields.   We are heading to Peggy’s Cove. We will be doing a big group photo at the lighthouse. We will NOT be walking […]

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Church Service and Grand Pré: Sunday, May 17

Well, I can now say that we’ve checked three “big things” off my Children’s Choir Bucket List: 1)    singing Bluenose next to the Bluenose in Lunenburg 2)    singing in Lunenburg’s famed historic St. John’s Anglican, originally built in 1758 3)    singing the Acadian Hymn Tout Passe, at Grand Pré   Let me tell you about […]

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Lunenburg: Saturday, May 16: Part 2

After patting the lobster and talking to salmon, we went upstairs to hear the story of The Bluenose. Do you think you know a lot about this iconic schooner? I did… but we were quickly schooled (and entertained) by our vivacious young guide! Here’s a little quiz for you: 1)    How did Bluenose get her […]

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Lunenburg, Saturday, May 16: PART 1

Where to begin. It was one of those rare perfect days where the stars seemed to align. We snoozed our way into Lunenburg, about 90 minutes bus ride from where we are staying. Lunenburg is famous for having been settled in the 1700’s by German farmers, who became world famous for their wooden boat-building expertise. […]

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