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Stories from the road: Cape Croker

This weekend Sabrina and I travelled to the Cape Croker pow wow on the Bruce Peninsula.

On Saturday, it was absolutely POURING rain. Sabrina and I were kicking ourselves because we didn’t bring the sides to our tent, so we were getting pretty wet. We tried to grab some cheap shower curtains at the local hardware store as a quick fix, but they really didn’t work so well. All in all though, people’s spirits were up and we still had a few brave individuals walk by in the rain and enjoy the booth and ask questions about the program!

We stayed in Wiarton at the Island View bed and breakfast, and really enjoyed the company of the hosts, Cathy and Mark. They had a dog named Mocha who walked with us all across the grounds. We also brought him with us when we went on a hike to the local caves.

sabrina at the cavealyssa on the trail

The caves were MASSIVE, and are very famous in the Bruce Peninsula. We were really not expecting them to be so impressive. One of the best things about this job is the ability we have to explore areas all across the province, and enjoy the natural beauty all around us.

croker on the water

croker dog in the water

We also visited a museum in Owen Sound, a town near where we were staying, and went to see an underwater exhibit. There was a wooden whale skeleton replica, and we couldn’t help taking an underwater selfie with it.

whale skeleton selfie

On Sunday, way more people were walking around the pow wow grounds and enjoying the sun that had come out again. Many kids stopped by and completed our activities at the booth, and we had a great time communicating with one another while doing the Engineer/Builder challenge with Lego Blocks!

alyssa at the booth

This will be my last post from the road, since mine and Sabrina’s time with Aboriginal Access is ending this week. We, like many of you, have to return back to school soon, and while that may mean no more pow wow updates, there is still tons of other fun and exciting stuff going on here on this website in the future!

We will be around the office this week wrapping up and trying to pull a little something together for the end of the summer, so keep your eyes on the blog for some more cool updates, because you haven’t quite got rid of us yet!

- Alyssa

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Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

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