Saturday, 28 October 2017

My school

I go to the Strathcona High School. There study people that were born on 2000-2002, but we are about 1200 students. 
Here the classes start at 8:45 in the morning and finish at 15:20. The first days it was difficult for me because I was hungry all the time. We have 4 blocks of 1h 20min. 
There are many interesting subjects like foods, drama, photography, leadership and graphic arts. 
We can use our phones and eat in class and we aren't with the same people in every class. 
At lunch time you can go out of the school or stay in the hall. 
People in the school are very kind and everyone tries to help new students in Strathcona. 
There are many international students and I've met a boy from Zaragoza and a girl from Andalucia. 
Most of the teachers always ask me if I understand everything and if I have any problem. 
Everyone has a locker and there is a football field, a pool, two gyms and a sports center. 

It is really big and the first days I didn't know where my classes were, but now I am very comfortable.

Cecilia's first impressions

Hi everyone! I'm going to tell you about my experience in Canada.

When I arrived at the airport, the only thing that I wanted was a bed, but our Canadian exchange students were there to receive us. I was very excited to know Hope, my partner, but I was very tired too.  

This day we had dinner at 18:30 aprox in an Italian restaurant and my host family told me that they always ate at this hour. One of the biggest problems was this, the times when they eat. 

The first night I slept 14 hours so the jet-lag was easy for me. 

The family is really kind with me, they always want me to be comfortable and happy. Hope has a little sister and a brother and a sister older than her. All of them are very nice and they treat me like another sister. 

In my opinion the first two weeks were so hard, because I didn't know the family and how they lived at all, but now I feel like at home. 

Hope's friends are also pretty kind with me, I am one more in the group. I like when people ask me things about Spain, but sometimes it is a little bit annoying when they ask me if there are elevators or dishwashers where I live. 

In this month I went to the Water Park in the West Edmonton Mall, a cabin in the forest, the corn maze, a concert and a football match. I really enjoyed those days.

Although at the beginning it was pretty hard, now I don't want to go back to Spain!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Cecilia en su instituto

Este es el instituto donde estará Cecilia hasta el próximo 10 de noviembre: 

Strathcona High School

Emblema del instituto a la entrada. No se pisa en señal de respeto y tiene conos alrededor
para que el primer día no sea pisado por el alumnado nuevo 

Cecilia con Alejandra, otra compañera asturiana en el mismo instituto

El típico autobús escolar de las películas

Monday, 11 September 2017

Cecilia llega a Edmonton

Este curso Cecilia Fernández, alumna de 4º ESO B del IES La Corredoria, ha sido la elegida para participar en el intercambio con Canadá junto con otros 15 chicos y chicas asturianos. Aquí les vemos todos emocionados al despedirse de sus familias en Asturias.

Cecilia y su familia en el aeropuerto de Asturias

Tras un viaje muuuuy largo, llegaron el día 2 de septiembre al aeropuerto de Edmonton en donde les estaban esperando todas las familias canadienses.

La familia de Cecilia estaba allí también. 

Y, por supuesto, Hope, su compañera de intercambio.

Muchas ilusiones y nervios en estos primeros momentos tan lejos de casa. 

Monday, 3 April 2017


Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada. Its capital and largest city is St. John's.


Sites to visit

The Long Range Mountains are series of mountains along the west coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland.
814 meters

Churchill Falls in Labrador is a waterfall located on the Churchill River 
75 meters        

Music and Performing Arts

Traditional Music

Music is part of the cultural landscape. You can find it everywhere you go (from pubs to festivals in every corner of the province).

The traditional music is rooted in Irish, Scottish, English and French music.

Great Big Sea: Canadian folk rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, known for performing traditional music of there.
The Newfounland and Labrador Folk Festival held the first weekend in August, features three days of lively traditional music in St. John's Park.


Get swept up in old Irish love songs passed down from generation to generation.

New Music
Newfoundland and Labrador has a diverse range of new music like reggae, jazz, blues, rock, classical and pop.
There are artists like the band “Hey Rosetta!”

You can listen this music on bars or clubs, particularly down on George Street.
  • George Street is a small street located in St. John's that is known for its many bars and pubs.
 George Street

Newfoundland and Labrador is a creative powerhouse, and the dance scene is no exception.
Neighbourhood Dance Works is a company that has been one of the most important ways in contemporary dance in the province for decades.
Newfoundland and Labrador organizes a big festival each year: Festival of New Dance.

Festival of New Dance Page:
Original theatre is very common in this place. It's a great way to experience the culture, the history, and people's creativity.
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to many talented actors, directors, producers, and several professional theatre companies.
You'll find live performances in St. John's throughout the summer season at annual theatre festivals.
Film and Television
Newfoundland and Labrador has been making films and television programs in recent years. Major motion pictures filmed in and around the province include Rare Birds, Love and Savagery and the international mini-series Random Passage.
The most popular serie of there is Republic of Doyle ( that showcases our vibrant culture through the antics of a crime-fighting family of private detectives.

Friday, 31 March 2017

New Brunswick

Hello and welcome to our blog entry. We are going to talk about a canadian province called New Brunswick.


New Brunswick is situated in the middle-east part of Canada. The principal cities are Fredericton, the capital, Greater Moncton, the largest metropolitan  area and the most populous city, and the port city of Saint John, which was the first incorporated city in Canada.
In the Canada 2016 Census the provincial population  has been 747,101.

The original First Nations inhabitants of New Brunswick were members of three distinct tribes.
New Brunswick  is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally bilingual (English–French) province.The majority of the population is English-speaking but there is also a large Francophone minority (33%).

The major river systems of the province include the St. Croix River, Saint John River, Kennebecasis River but although smaller, the Bouctouche River, Richibucto River and Kouchibouguac River are also important.

The most important parks are: Provincial Parks: de la République, Herring Cove, Mactaquac
                                                National Parks: Fundy National Park, Kouchibouguac National Park
                                                International Parks: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Special food and drinks:
Seafood, home-made baked beans with steamed brown bread, Rapee pie made with chicken, La Rapure(tomato and salted pork dish) and maple syrup drizzled on pancakes are the most typical food in New Brunswick.

Hope you have enjoyed and there aren´t any photo because we had some problems to upload them but you can search on google about this topic. :)

Done by Rubén García Ania and Pablo Fernandez Riesgo.

Prince Edward Island


Prince Edward Island is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada. It is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the Northumberland Strait.

The island is named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn,  the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria.

Their main language is English but the also speak French, Dutch, German and Spanish.


In 1534: Jacques Cartier of France reached the Island.
In 1603: Named Ile Saint-Jean by Samuel de Champlain.
In 1769: Established as separate colony and Charlottetown became capital.
In 1798: Great Britain renamed colony to Prince Edward Island.
In 1803: Scottish immigrants settled on Island.
Between 1813 and 1815: Numerous settlements attacked by plagues of mice.
In 1816: Volcanic eruption in Pacific lowered temperatures.
In 1880's: Shipbuilding industry collapsed, thousands of islanders migrated to find work.
In 1908: Automobiles banned from Island roads.
In 1917:  All roads opened to auto traffic.
In 1922: Women won right to vote and hold provincial office.
In 1924: Driving on the right side of the road went into effect.
In 1993: Catherine Callbeck elected first female premier of province.
In 2005: Same-sex marriage legislation passed.


Prince Edward Island has two cities:
Charlottetown is Prince Edward Island's capital and largest city by population.
The only other city is Summerside, the principal municipality on the west side of the island.


St. Dunstan's Basilica - It is in Charlottetown           Green Gables - It is in Cavendish

Island Hill Farm - It is in Hampshire                   Victoria Row - It is in Charlottetown


Here is an announcement written by the people that organizes the events:

In spring, things really start to heat up on the Island; the Ceilidh at the Irish Hall begins in May, and the College of Piping in Summerside hosts the annual Highland Gathering. Then, it is pretty well non-stop party time until October, so be sure you are ready for an entertaining vacation when you plan your Island visit.

Besides all the wonderful annual events, watch for some newer activities such as: Festival of Small Halls in June; Fall Flavours in September; the Jazz & Blues Festival; the Cavendish Beach Music Festival featuring many of the best country artists; garden concerts and even a ceilidh on the water!

Here theatre productions abound at the Victoria Playhouse, The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild Festival, Watermark Theatre and the Kings Playhouse to mention a few.

Did we forget anything? Actually, a lot. Search for festivals and events happening on the Island! Be sure to also check out the events listed on Festivals & Events PEI. Have an on-island event to tell us about? You can submit the event information online!


The smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is famous for red sand beaches, red soil, potatoes, and the irrepressible Anne of Green Gables. It is also known as the "Birthplace of Confederation". The Confederation Bridge which joins Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick takes just ten minutes to cross, with no wait times.