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From Darkness Into Light: Winnipeg Tour – Day 5

Monday, Victoria Day in Winnipeg! We enjoyed a bit of a sleep in and had a later breakfast so that singers could shower and do their final room clean and check out. We met Ernie on the bus for our last hurrah, and headed off to Assiniboine Park and Zoo. First, we pit-stopped at the […]

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From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 4

Sunday, Day 4 of our tour, we headed off East on a sunny prairie morn to the town of Oakbank, population about 4600. There, our lives were forever changed for the better as we learned what ‘hospitality’ and ‘welcoming strangers’ is all about. There at Oakbank United Church, Reverend Maureen McCartney, choir director Linda, and […]

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From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 3

  It does not feel at all like it’s only Day 3!!! Our adventure today was pretty epic. After being so cold and wet yesterday, the sun came out for a glorious morning walk under a clear blue prairie sky to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We had our sound check at 9:30, and […]

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From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 2

Hi everyone! At the moment, our crew is either in the pool, in their rooms, or watching THE game on TV here in the lobby of our hotel. Today after breakfast we boarded our school bus, driven by our new friend Ernie, and headed to the Royal Canadian Mint in St. Boniface. (If you want […]

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From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 1

Hi families! We had a wonderful first day today exploring The Forks, where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers converge. We are very much at the centre of North America right here- and the middle of Canada. After breakfast, we had a productive rehearsal at the hotel. We could see the museum from the window in the rehearsal space! I’m […]

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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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