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True Spectacle: Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam

July 30, 2011

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Not many people get to peek behind the heavy black curtain hiding the mysterious backstage world of a circus. But beyond the glitzy costumes and expert acrobatics, there is a spectacle of a different kind. Mireille Goyette was 17 years old when she started working for Cirque du Soleil. It was 1998 and by that point she’d been […]

Seven’s a crowd for Fundy tourism

July 26, 2011

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As Bernard Weber counted down from seven, the crowd lowered their umbrellas, threw their collective hands into the air and looked skyward. Rain had been falling on and off for about an hour, but cheers still rang out from a crowd assembled in a number 7 formation when Weber got to “one.” The Giant 7 […]

Students tour England and Scotland

July 25, 2011

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“That one looks like the genie from Aladdin.” Two students sit on a hill byScotland’sStirlingCastle, deciphering images in the clouds. The intense wind surging over them rejuvenates as they absorb the magnificent highlands. From April 2nd to 9th, a group ofPerth and District Collegiate Institute students and a handful of teachers/supervisors traveled toEngland andScotland for […]

Geo-venturing in Algonquin Park

July 12, 2011

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The surrounding snow walls suck oxygen, suffocating, as panic chips away at logic. But when it is -27ºC outside the shelter, the claustrophobics of our group host a night-long battle between anxiety and warmth. At the end of February, the PDCI Geo-ventures class set out for three days into the wilderness ofAlgonquinNational Park. The winter […]

Adirondack adventures

July 12, 2011

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I had been getting death threats for about three hours. Each promise of excruciating torture hit the back of my head and I let it slide off my back with an amused chuckle. My brother, the verbal assailant, was not so jovial. We were biking up a massive hill in the heart of the Adirondak […]