Category Archives: Chira Island 2011

By Justine Gosselin, 5th May

May 5, 2011 – By Justine Gosselin: We just finished our second day of working at the school today. Again another day of hard labour but under easier conditions with much cooler weather than yesterday. It’s awesome to see all … Continue reading

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Me llamo Haider Kirmani

(I wrote this just before our departure…) Almost Midnight; 11:39pm, May 1, 2011. So that makes it roughly three hours and twenty one minutes before I’m supposed to wake up, six hours and fifty one minutes before the flight departs, … Continue reading

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We Made It!

Hola Everyone! We made it to Chira Island safely after two days of travelling! Although we almost didn’t make it out of Calgary as four group members including myself had to make a mad dash to the gate almost missing the flight … Continue reading

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Arrived in Chira

Our group has arrived in Chira. For me, it feels like a dream to have returned to this rural, island community. I have to pinch myself to believe that I’m back with another incredible group of students. We’ve received a … Continue reading

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Hola

Hola, Me llamo Justine Gosselin, I’m a second year business student at U of C and I’m really looking forward to the Calgary Serves International program on Chira Island this spring. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the … Continue reading

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Support from a Calgary Serves alumna and others near and far

I work with exceptional students and community leaders; Calgary Serves group members form strong bonds with their teammates and often stay in touch beyond their projects. I always enjoy hearing from our ‘Calgary Serves Alumni’ and two weeks ago, I received … Continue reading

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Hola

Hola Amigos! My name is Amy and I am the Program Assistant for the Calgary Serves Costa Rica 2011 trip! I am a recent graduate from the University of Calgary and have degrees in Sociology and Nursing. Throughout my studies … Continue reading

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Before the roller-coaster ride :)

Hola everyone, This is Iyswarya (short: Iys) and am a 4th year student at UofC majoring in cell and microbiology. I am looking forward to wrapping up this phase of my post-secondary life in June and curious about what I … Continue reading

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Welcome to my journey :)

Hola 🙂 Me llamo Shaista Hasham and I am still learning Spanish! I am in my 4th year of Natural Sciences, also pursuing two minors, one in Health and Society, and the other in Religious Studies. I will be a … Continue reading

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Calgary Serves participants receive significant funding

We know that (international) service-learning experiences are powerful and can be pivotal in a student’s career, but international experiences are also expensive, and these costs can be prohibitive to many students who would really benefit from the experience. I had … Continue reading

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